Bruce Landsberg, AOPA Air Safety Foundation President, to Address WAC

May 10, 2010 11:53am

Wichita, KS—May 10, 2010—Bruce Landsberg, President of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Air Safety Foundation will address the Wichita Aero Club at its monthly luncheon at noon on Tuesday, May 25th at the Wichita Airport Hilton. Tickets can be obtained online at or by calling the Wichita Aero Club at 316.641.5962.

“Bruce was, for a very brief time, my instrument flight instructor,” noted WAC Executive Director Dave Franson. That was over 30 years ago and it may well have been what prompted him to dedicate himself to doing whatever he could to make the skies as safe as possible. He started by recommending that I confine my flying to a desk! Seriously, Bruce is one of the industry’s ranking experts on safety and he has an encyclopedic knowledge of the air traffic control system and the things we can do and have done to make it safer. He started his career in Wichita and has a lot of friends and colleagues here and we’re looking forward to his presentation.”

Landsberg has led the AOPA Air Safety Foundation since May 1992. During his tenure,
it has become the leading general aviation safety organization in the world and has
been recognized with numerous awards on safety program excellence. He writes the
monthly “Safety Pilot” column in AOPA Pilot magazine, a popular weekly blog in AOPA
ePilot, and is a periodic contributor to AOPA Flight Training magazine. He represents
general aviation safety interests before the FAA, NTSB, National Weather Service, and
various industry and international groups. ASF conducts free educational seminars all
over the country and recertifies thousands of flight instructors annually. Additionally, it
offers a world class website with more than 30,000 online course completions monthly

Prior to joining ASF, Landsberg had careers with FlightSafety International in Wichita,
Kansas, and Cessna Aircraft Company in marketing, safety education and business

A former U.S. Air Force officer, he holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a
master’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Maryland. He has logged
more than 6,000 hours and holds airline transport pilot (ATP), single-engine,
multiengine, and instrument flight instructor certificates, and has been an AOPA member
for more than 35 years.

The Wichita Aero Club was founded in October of 2008 to foster and promote interest in aviation, provide a forum focused on the industry’s issues and achievements and bring together those with a passion for flight.