The IWM Duxford Safety Day has been running for twelve years and it is always held at the beginning of the flying season in order to give pilots the best possible start to safe flying each year. This year, it will be held on Saturday 14th April 2018. Fly-in or Drive-in (see below) The format will be similar to previous years. Four 30 minute formal presentations in the morning, repeated in the afternoon and a dozen informal ‘table-tops.’ Experts with various messages on safety or important to pilots are given a table-top in a large room, Visiting pilots are encouraged to walk around and meet and talk to the experts, ask questions or just listen to the relaxed chats. Table-tops will also be given by the main formal presenters and will run throughout the day. Here’s the program (all times are local): 09.00 Airfield opens (until 18.00) 10.30 Table-tops start up and run all day 11.30 Formal Presentations – session 1 (to 13.30) – session 2 is 14.00 to 16.00 CAA - Rob Gratton, Principal Airspace Regulator: ASDB; Infringement issues. NATS - Blain Kelly, Terminal Control Safety Manager - NATS support to help GA D&D - Paul Buttolph, in charge of Distress and Diversion, will explain what D&D can offer and show GA pilots how easy it is to call D&D. RIN GANG - GA Navigation group of the Roayal Institute of Navigation - GPS Navigation applied to VFR Table-top Presentations from 10.30: The four presenters, above, and their colleagues. PLUS: NATS on ATC procedures including the London FISOs CAA team on airspace, airworthiness and GA operations Met Office (Aviation weather threats to safety) TBC GASCO - General Aviation Safety (who run the Safety Evenings) AIM Cartography (for NOTAMs, maps, the AIP) CFI Corner (Carol Cooper – licences, ratings, renewals, revalidation…..) AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association ) LAA (Light Aircraft Association) BMAA (British Microlight Aircraft Association) RIN (Royal Institute of Navigation GA group) Hangar Tours A new hangar tour will be available in both morning and afternoon at 11.15 and 14.45: The Lancaster (Sam Bodily) Some of the key Duxford figures will be walking around (Rick Peacock-Edwards - Duxford Airfield Safety Committee; Rod Dean and Geoff Brindle - Display Direction Team). If you have any time left at all, walk down to the American Air Museum, or better still, come back and see us again. So how do you arrange to come along to the Safety Day: You can fly in from 09.00 or drive in from 10.00. Fly in is by pre-booked timed landing slots. Fly or drive – you must pre-book. If the weather is poor, you can come in by car, instead of flying. Call the tower 01223 833376 as soon as possible as fly-in slots are limited. Fly-in pilots must read the pilots' information on the web site before booking: ... 012016.pdf Safety Day charges to help defray costs: £5 per person; £9 discounted landing fee; cars free. Finally, IWM is running three Bonus Days this year and airshow visitors can once again fly-in. Provisional details on the "Duxford Dates for your Diary" thread. Hope to see lots of forum folk on the day. Alan.