Pease flight safety presents regional MACA conference

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The 157th Air Refueling Wing Flight Safety office will partner with the Pease Development Authority, Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team and Port City Air to host a regional Mid-Air Collision and Avoidance (MACA) Seminar at Pease International Airport, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The free seminar is designed to bring military and civilian pilots from across New England together to focus on flight safety while facilitating discussion between the two communities in relation to MACA.

"The goal of this event is to give both military and civilian pilots a better understanding of each other's flight operations and procedures to promote a safer flying environment while decreasing incidents of near mid-air collisions across the region," said Maj. Justin LaFrance, 157 ARW chief of flight safety.  "This event is truly a first-of-its-kind and we're excited to have the opportunity to improve the relationship between military/governmental flying units and the local aviation community."

The seminar will include presentations from Air Force MACA and FAASTeam officials, along with Air Traffic Control mobile tower and aircraft tours aimed at educating aviators on mid-air collision avoidance.

Interested pilots and student trainees who would like to attend must register here. Organizers recommend attendees reserve early as space is limited.

The website,, contains all necessary details for aviators who wish to fly to the event as well as a variety of information pertaining to the schedule of events.