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Welcome and Introductions

 10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

TBAA board will give an update of what is happening with our group and introduce honored guest.

Regional Airport Updates 

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Regional airports will give an update of what has transpired at their airports

Lakeland Linder International Airport - Eugene B. Conrad III, Airport Director

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport - TBA

Tampa International Airport   - Lloyd Tillmann Director of Operations at HCAA (Hillsborough County Aviation Authority)


 Loss of control inflight

1100 - 1145 

Sponsored by


Paul BJ Ransbury 

President & CEO, Aviation Performance Solutions (APS)


 Loss of control inflight (LOC‐I) refers to accidents in which flight crews are unable to maintain control of an aircraft in flight, resulting in an unrecoverable deviation from the intended flight path. Between 2001 and 2011, over 40 percent of fixed wing GA fatal accidents occurred because pilots lost control of their airplanes.

The lethality of LOC‐I, coupled with an overriding sense that its occurrence can be reduced through improved prevention, recognition and recovery skills, make this a targeted issue for safety improvement by the NBAA Safety Committee. On this page  you will find resources, videos and training opportunities that can assist with recognizing and mitigating risks that can lead to aircraft upsets.

Mr. Paul "BJ" Ransbury Bio;

Paul BJ Ransbury has been flying professionally for 30 years. In 2005, he proudly accepted the position of President of Aviation Performance Solutions, LLC (APS), and is fully dedicated to the APS vision of helping pilots bring everyone home safely.

Mr. Ransbury’s professional flight experience spans a wide spectrum from general aviation advanced flight instruction and hard-charging unlimited category airshow aerobatic displays to scheduled airlines and military fighter operations.

Throughout his career as a professional pilot and business entrepreneur, Mr. Ransbury has been keenly interested in the development of programs that bring high-performance aviation into the hands of the general public and to aviators of all skill levels. Driven by a responsibility to improve safety of flight to save lives in the aviation industry, he has been developing innovative training techniques and advanced flight training courses for individual pilots, corporate flight departments, government agencies, and aircraft manufacturers for two decades. In additional to being involved in a number of international efforts on evolving LOC-I mitigation in aviation, he is:



11:45 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Lunch is being sponsored by Air Culinaire


Jim Reznicek

Senior Director, Corporate Human Resources, Jabil

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. 

Today’s workforce is getting older all the while it has become increasing harder to find new talent to fill those jobs. This issue is not only in aviation but in other job fields as well.  

Mr. Jim Reznicek, Vice President of Human Resources at Jabil Inc. will bring new insight to what his industry is doing to combat this very same issue aviation is having.    


Mr. Reznicek Bio;

Jim is a veteran HR executive with over 25 years of experience leading HR organizations across a diverse industry profile, both public and private.  Jim joined Jabil in May 2017 and his current HR accountabilities include the following:

•Jabil Packaging Solutions (injection molded plastics with locations in Mexico, US, Spain and Hungary)

•Global HR Operations (HCM strategy, Data Analytics, Organizational Health)


 Jabil (NYSE: JBL) is a $22B global product solutions company providing comprehensive design, manufacturing, supply chain and product management services. Operating from over 100 facilities in 29 countries, Jabil’s 180,000+ employees deliver innovative, integrated and tailored solutions to customers across a broad range of industries. Its global headquarters is in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Locally, Jabil employs roughly 2,500 people in a variety of roles including: manufacturing, engineering, technical, administrative and executive. It recently announced plans to build a new worldwide headquarters campus on its current site.

Jim is originally from Omaha, Neb., and recently moved to Belleair, Florida with his wife Stacey after spending the last 28 years in the Boston area.  Jim received his Bachelor of Science Degree (BSBA) in Human Resource Management from the University of Nebraska and while working at Fidelity Investments in Boston, he acquired his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Boston College with concentrations in Finance and Strategic Management.  An active volunteer, Jim has served as a consultant to the Winnebago Indian Tribe and the Junior Achievement organization.  He has also served on the Boards of two New England-based YMCAs.


12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 


Clean Fuel 

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Clean Fuel ‐ It is of critical importance that the fuel taken onboard at uplift is not contaminated in any way since the effects of any such contamination are likely to affect all engines and this may not be evident until after an aircraft has become airborne. We will review the checks and balances from the ground, storage tank, fuel trucks and then right into your aircraft. Who is responsible to check when and where?


FAA Compliance Philosophy

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Presented by

Dennis H. Whitley

FAA Compliance Philosophy

“Compliance Philosophy is the latest step in the evolution of how we work with those we regulate.

It focuses on the most fundamental goal: find problems in the National Airspace System before they result in an incident or accident, use the most appropriate tools to fix those problems, and monitor the situation to ensure that they stay fixed.” 

Compliance Philosophy Purpose

  • To Promote the highest level of Safety & Compliance.
  • Use the Most Effective Means for a person to return to full compliance.
  • To Promote an Open, Problem-Solving Approach to allow safety problems to be understood through the proactive exchange of information.
  • Allows for the use of a less stringent means - Compliance Actions, to gain compliance when the person is Willing & Able to take corrective action.
  • Identifies Intentional or Reckless Behavior as the highest risk to safe operations and will require enforcement.

 In a nutshell, the Compliance Philosophy’s goal is to identify safety problems and ‘FIX” them with the most effective and efficient means possible so they do not reoccur.






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