Joe Gilley-air safety seminar
Air Safety seminar Thursday a I a A safety seminar for all pilots in the Ukiah area will be held Thursday night aL7:30 in the, library of the Ppmolita junior 1 high school. The purpose of the meeting, according to Joe Gilley, aircraft accident prevention, counselor for the area, will be a demonstration on "vertigo," a diz-i ziness effect pilots sometime' encounter when they fly into heavy clouds. Gilley said the practical demonstration will .consist of a chair with the pilot strapped in„ and then spun at a high speed, simulating the "vertigo" effect. After the pilot is spun he will attempt to right his direction. Gilley said the demonstration is as near an actual simulation as can be achieved. On hand to perform the demonstration will be Thoville G. Smith, a Federal Aviation Agency accident prevention specialist, from the Oakland airport. Gilley said that accidents involving a pilot who • is not instrument rated are caused primarily when the pilot flies into a cloud cover and loses his orientation. He said the chair training would be beneficial to these pilots as well as the better trained ones. Smith will also bring with him a safety film oriented at positive thinking for pilots; ( Gilley invites not only pilots in the area but-persons who are interested in becoming pilots. For further information, on the meeting he invites anyone interested to call him a.t 4625902.