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Washington D.C. Area, Cinema Arts Fairfax, Virginia May 18 & 19


  • Cinema Arts 9650 Main St Fairfax, VA, 22031 United States (map)

Pilot Error's Washington D.C. area premiere will feature pilot Kristine Hartzell, aviation accident safety analyst David Kenny and producer/screenwriter Roger Rapoport.  Screenings are at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.  

Hartzell, who will lead talkbacks on May 19,  is chief pilot and flight instructor at the Airline Pilots Association Foundation's Air Safety Institute.  She oversees ASI’s live safety seminars and flight instructor refresher courses (in-person and online e-FIRC)

Hartzell holds a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where she attained her private, instrument, commercial, multi-engine, CFI, CFII and MEI certificates.

Prior to her time at AOPA she was an airline pilot, charter, and private pilot holding type ratings in the Airbus A320, Canadair Regional Jet, Jetstream BAe3201, and flew as a check airman in a Piaggio Avanti II.  Kristine held positions of Chief Pilot under part 135 operations as well as Check Airman and Manager of Human Factors in part 121 air carriers.  She also assisted in the certification process for two air carriers (a part 121 airline and part 135 charter operator), writing manuals and representing the carriers in FAA table-top exams and flying proving runs to earn operating certificates.

Talkbacks on May 18 will be led by David Kenny,  Manager of Aviation Safety Analysis for the Air Safety Institute.  In addition to conducting ongoing statistical analysis of general aviation accidents, he is the principal author of the Nall Report (the industry’s most comprehensive summary of GA safety) and a regular contributor to five AOPA publications.  He holds a fixed-wing airline transport pilot certificate with commercial privileges for helicopter and has 2,000 hours of flight experience, much of it transporting rescue dogs as a volunteer for Pilots N Paws. 

Up to the minute news on major breakthroughs in long range transoceanic weather forecasting will be part of these special programs.  Look for more details at the theater website or call 703-978-6961