Frequently Asked Questions
My company does not fly Bombardier products. Am I still welcome to attend?
Yes, Safety Standdown is not aircraft- or manufacturer-specific. The information presented is applicable to all aircraft. Similarly, it is open to private pilots as well as business aviation and airline flight crews.
Do I have to be a pilot to attend?
No. While some of our presentations are pilot-focused, many others are applicable to active flight crews, maintenance personnel and management.
We would like to bring our whole flight department, is this acceptable?
Due to limited seminar space, we initially accept up to three representatives per operation from each company. Additional names will be placed on a waiting list and notified if space becomes available.
What can I do to reserve my seat if registration is not open yet?
We can’t guarantee a seat until registration officially opens. Please sign up for our email alerts, see ‘Stay Current With e-Alerts’ and we will notify you when registration opens. The earlier you register, the more likely you are to be confirmed for the seminar.
How much does the seminar cost?
The seminar is offered compliments of Bombardier at no charge to attendees. You are responsible for travel and lodging expenses. At our option, we may or may not serve a continental breakfast and lunch each day of the seminar – please see schedule for details. We do offer a welcome coffee at each event.
If I register and then cannot attend, is there a cancellation fee?
Yes. If you cancel after the published cut-off date for the event, you will be charged a cancellation fee of $180 USD. This will be charged to the credit card used during your registration.
If I register and then cannot attend, may my company send someone in my place?
Yes. Just submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure you note it is a replacement and identify who is being replaced. Space is limited so it is imperative you contact the seminar office as soon as you know there will be a change.
I am on the waitlist. What are my chances of getting in?
Due to the nature of the aviation industry we do receive cancellations and openings do become available. You will be notified if there are changes to your waitlist status. Please contact us if you are no longer interested in being on the waitlist.
Is it acceptable to come for half of the seminar?
Safety Standdown has limited number of seats. In order to maximize the learning experience, we give preference to attendees who can stay for the entire seminar.
Will the presentations be available electronically?
New in 2013 – we offer secure login downloads of authorized materials available in our ‘Ask the Experts’ section as well as USB drives. Unfortunately, some presentations may not be available electronically due to copyright issues.
Can I bring my video camera or digital camera?
We do not allow photos or video recording during the general session.
Can I bring my company’s materials to hand out?
No. Safety Standdown is designed to focus on aviation safety training. It is a marketing-free seminar.
What is the dress code for the seminar?
Please dress casually (i.e., dress slacks and polo).
Can I bring my friends/spouse to the seminar?
To be admitted to the seminar, each individual must register online to attend. The safety training seminar is intended for active flight crew, maintenance technicians and flight operations managers.
If my family travels with me, is there entertainment for them while I am at the seminar?
We do not have events planned for people not participating in the seminar.
What airport do I fly into?
Wichita Mid-Continent – KICT.
What hotel do you recommend?
The seminar hotel is the Hyatt Regency Wichita located at 400 West Waterman Wichita, KS. Please continue checking this website for hotel information updates.
How far is the seminar hotel from the airport?
The hotel is 20 minutes away depending on the time of day, and 7.2 miles from the airport.
Is transportation provided to and from the hotel?
The Hyatt provides an airport shuttle that begins service at 0430 and runs every half hour on the hour. In the evening the shuttle runs on demand. Contact the Hyatt at 316-293-1234 to arrange a pickup. Or you can take a taxi from KICT to the Hyatt for around $15.
If I need to make changes to my hotel reservation once I send in my registration form, do I contact the hotel directly?
Yes, please make all hotel accommodation changes directly with the hotel.
What if I need to check in to the hotel before the seminar starts and/or stay longer than the seminar?
This is typically not a problem and will be based on hotel availability. Please coordinate your needs through the hotel or on-line registration.
Are meals included?
We serve a continental breakfast and lunch each day of the seminar. Monday night features a welcome reception with light hors d’oeuvres, and there will be a dinner on Wednesday night.
If I sign up and then I am not able to attend, is there a cancellation fee?
Yes, if you cancel after the cut-off date. Cancellations received after that date will be charged a cancellation fee of $180 USD. This will be charged to your credit card.
Where do I go to check in for the seminar?
Once you check into the hotel, please check in at the Safety Standdown hospitality desk, located outside the Grand Eagle Ballroom, to pick up your seminar materials. Look for the Safety Standdown Banners.
LATIN AMERICA FAQs
If the seminar is free, why do you need my credit card information?
We need your complete credit card information to complete the registration process. The seminar is free of charge, but in order to protect invested resources, we charge a cancellation fee. If you do not pre-cancel by August 9th, and do not attend the seminar, we will charge your card $180. Please let us know if you cannot attend, so others may join.
When is a good time to arrive for the seminar?
Please plan to arrive 45 minutes to an hour early to give you enough time to check in at the hospitality desk and receive your seminar materials and name badge. You will need to bring your seminar materials to both the workshops and General Session.
Will there be translation available?
The seminar will be conducted in English. Simultaneous translation will be available in Portuguese for those requesting it. Headsets will be provided.
Where do I go to check in for the seminar?
Bombardier Safety Standdown will have a check-in desk, where you will receive your seminar materials.