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PCA Safety Seminar 2020

Each year the Pacific Coast Aeronauts organizes a Balloon Federation of America approved Safety Seminar for balloon enthusiasts of all levels of interest: pilots, crew and observers. The seminar is open to members and non members alike.

This year the seminar is scheduled for Saturday March 28th, 2020 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Lodi, CA from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Same day registration will begin at 8:00 am and topic presentations will begin at 8:30 am. Downloadable presentation materials will be posted here for you to print out prior to the seminar.

The link below will open the announcement and registration form in a new window. You can then "right-click" ("control-click" on a Mac) the form and choose "Print" or “Save As...” to save the .pdf document to your computer.
LINK: Safety Seminar Announcement and Registration Form

Need a hotel room for the seminar? Google Maps "active" listing for nearby hotels is at: Hotels Here!

2020 Seminar Topics/Presenters

  • 08:00-08:30 Doors open - Registration
  • 08:25-08:30 Introduction
  • 08:30-09:00
  • 09:00-10:00
  • 10:00-10:15 AM Break
  • 10:15-11:15
  • 11:15-12:15
  • 12:15-12:45 Lunch
  • 12:45-1:45
  • 1:45-2:15
  • 2:15-3:15
  • 3:15-3:30 PM Break
  • 3:30-4:30
  • 4:30 Closing and Cleanup

PCA Safety Seminar - Presenter Bio


PCA Safety Seminar Presentations Material

Printable/Downloadable presentation materials will be made available once we have them by individual links and once they are all available, by single .zip file download.

Right-click (control-click on a Mac) the link and choose “Save Link As...” to save the document(s) to your computer.

*The items below are from past seminars, but we include them here for review.

FAR - Presentation material from Jim Abell:
FAR Review - .pdf file 140 kb

Pilot Decision Making:

Weather: The following files are from our 2014 Safety Seminar and are kept available here for reference. Both of these files contain the same information and both of these are large downloads. The two per page version is smaller but also a little harder to see because the images are reduced in size. Whichever works best for you.
Helpful Weather Links - 1 per page 18.6 mb
Helpful Weather Links - 2 per page (smaller download) 12.3 mb