Continuing Education Safety Seminar

Date: March 15, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:45 PM
Parking will be in the same lot as previous years.
Location: Science and Engineering Resource Center
(Adjacent to the Hill Center)
Rutgers University
Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Directions to Science and Engineering Resource Center

2014 Registration Forms:
Simple Online Registration
Microsoft Office Adobe Acrobat


WINGS Credits are once again available for the Safety Seminar. If you are enrolled in the WINGS Program and want the credits, you must also register at the FAASTeam site. 

2014 GEBA Continuing Education Safety Seminar Schedule
“Spring Training for Balloonists”

Time Topic Instructor Room
7:30 – 7:55 Registration and Refreshments Lobby
7:55 – 8:00 Welcome (General Session) Tony Saxton Main Auditorium
8:00 – 9:00 Aeronautical Decision Making (General Session) Sean Quigley Main Auditorium
9:00 – 10:00 Weather: Whether or Not (General Session) Ryan Carlton Main Auditorium
10:00 – 10:30 Morning Break – Trade Show and Refreshments Lobby/Hallway
10:30 – 11:30 FARs (General Session) Bill Zangs Main Auditorium
11:30 – 12:30 Instruction and Examinations (General Session) Santo Galatioto Main Auditorium
12:30 – 1:15 Lunch Busch Campus Center
1:15 – 2:15 Break Out Session #1
Landowners, Insurance and Litigation Gordon Schwontkowski Small Auditorium
Crew Safety/Techniques: Hasn’t Killed Me Yet Ryan Carlton Main Auditorium
First Aid: Ballooning and Medical Emergencies Melody Haley, RN Classroom
2:15 – 3:15 Break Out Session #2
Windy Landings: How Do YOU Prepare Your Passengers? Nancy Beck Small Auditorium
Maintenance and Repair Mark Schilling Main Auditorium
Knots and More Dan Pregnar Classroom
3:15 – 3:30 Afternoon Break and Refreshments Lobby/Hallway
3:30 – 4:30 Break Out Session #3
Crop Identification Dwight Cramer Small Auditorium
Aeronautical Charts Tom Woods, Emelia Bernava, FAAST Team Members Main Auditorium
First Aid: Ballooning and Medical Emergencies Melody Haley, RN Classroom
4:30 – 5:30 Accident Investigation and Analysis (Round Table Panel of Presenters): “How Would You Handle…?” (General Session) Moderated by Gordon Schwontkowski – Panel: Bill Zangs, Mark Schilling, Ryan Carlton, James Doerer Main Auditorium
5:30 – 5:45 Surveys – 50/50 – Door Prizes Tony Saxton Main Auditorium



GEBA Member Pilot: $50.00 

GEBA Member Other Than Pilot: $35.00 

GEBA Member Junior Balloonist: $15.00 

Non-Member Pilot: $80.00 

Non-Member Other Than Pilot: $65.00 

Non-Member Junior Balloonist: $40.00 

Attention Non-Members: Please note that it makes financial sense to become a GEBA Member. You may join the club and register for the Seminar at the same time by clicking on the “Join GEBA” button located on the top blue bar. 


Registration Questions or Problems? Please contact a Board Member.