LTA Colorado

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2017 LTA Event Info

The 2017 LTA Colorado Safety Seminar is Saturday, March 4, 2016, 8am

Location is Aurora Public Schools Professional Learning & Conf Ctr 15771 E 1st Av Aurora, CO 80011

2017 Speakers And Their Topics:
Doug Lenberg - Pilot In-Flight Heart Attack
Ian Cox - Drop Line Accident
Clark O'Byrne - Pilot & Crew Weather Briefing
Predicting Fog and the Skew-T - Brad Temeyer
Lockhart Balloon Accident

  - David Bowling - NTSB Analysis
  - Scott Appleman - Possible Impact on Ballooning

  - B Temeyer, D Bowling, S Appleman - Lockhart Q&A Panel Recap


Dr. David Bowling is a Senior Air Safety Investigator and Regional Chief for the National Transportation Safety Board, Central Region, headquartered in Denver, Colorado. 

He’s been a lead investigator on over 500 aviation accidents and participated in several major accident investigations to include the crash of a Learjet 35 near Aberdeen, South Dakota, which took the lives of Professional Golfer and U. S. Open Champion Payne Stewart and 5 others, the explosion and break up of TWA Flight 800 in July, 1996, the crash of a Comair Embraer 120 near Detroit, Michigan in 1997, and in 2008, the runway excursion and crash of Continental Airlines Flight 1404, at Denver International Airport.

In November 2010, Dr. Bowling was named the Chief for the NTSB Office of Aviation Safety’s Central Region which is responsible for investigating aviation accidents in the 19 central states and the Gulf of Mexico.

A retired Air Force Officer and Command Pilot, Dr. Bowling was an Aircraft Commander in B-52 bombers during Operation Desert Storm.  He holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with single, multi-engine land, instrument airplane and balloon ratings.  He is also a Certified Flight Instructor in single, multi-engine land, and instrument airplanes.  He is a graduate of the National Test Pilot School and has flown nearly 50 different types of aircraft in his 36 year aviation career.

Dr. Bowling is a 4th generation Coloradoan. He skis, backpacks, and pilots airplanes and hot air balloons. He is married to the former Patricia Anne Johnson of Colorado Springs and has three grown children.