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Out of Control – In More Ways Than One! This engaging seminar takes a look at some of the deep, underlying causes of the loss of control accident. All pilots realize the importance of positive aircraft control, yet loss-of-control accidents are frequent and deadly. The importance of understanding the performance and limitations of the aircraft is discussed. But the underlying human factors that cause pilots to sometimes ignore safe operating practices and find themselves in dangerous situations is emphasized. The seminar includes demonstrations of some of the ways our minds play tricks on us, causing us to make bad decisions. Several recent loss-of-control accidents are discussed, with an emphasis on how the human factors discussed during the seminar may have played a role. (Recommended syllabus for this is S-BK2-W1.080129-002-01 for the Basic Knowledge-2 credit)