• Celebrating My Golden Anniversary

    as a Flight Instructor
  • Looking for My Safety Initiative?

    I am happy to announce that my safety initiative has outgrown my website!It now has its own website!Check out VectorsForSafety.com

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    Join me live for what might be the most valuable aviation training you will ever have!



    Hosted by Gene Benson

    This is a live course via Zoom. Enrollment is limited to permit interactive discussion. Participate in these lively, interactive sessions. The live sessions will run approximately one hour each. For January 2022, each session will begin at 7:00 PM EST on Jan. 6, Jan. 13, and Jan. 20.

    Most accidents, aviation and others, result from a flawed decision of some kind. This updated course will present basic human factors and apply them to Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM) and Risk Management. The influence of the unconscious mind, including our cognitive biases, is explored without the psychobabble, but with practical application examples. Some accident analyses are presented to illustrate important concepts.

    Completion of this course is valid for all three Wings credits at the basic level. (BK-1, BK-2. and Bk-3) Credit can be earned as follow: Attend all three live sessions and participate in multiple choice questions called polls. No additional quiz is required. Alternatively, if all or part of a session is missed, or if participation in polls is not registered, a recorded version of the webinar may be viewed online, followed by an online quiz. Passing the quiz is then required to receive Wings credit.

    Click here to view a short video trailer about the course.

    By completing your purchase, you will have registered for the event and reserved your place. Within 24 hours after your purchase, you will receive an email requesting some additional information to complete your registration.

    If you have any questions, prefer to pay by check, or are having difficulty enrolling, please contact me at gene@genebenson.com


    NEW! Complete the course and receive digital credentials which includes a certificate plus a verifiable digital badge for your social media!


    Register by December 10, 2021 and pay just $99.50 which is 50% off the normal price of $199.


    Use this button to take advantage of the half-price offer

    Need more registrations for you flying club or other organization? Purchase 4 registrations for $399 and get 2 more registrations free. That is 6 registrations for just $66.50 each! After your purchase you will receive an email requesting information on the individual enrollees. You will have up to four days before the course begins to submit this information. Need registrations for a larger group or want a special running of this course? Contact me at gene@genebenson.com


    Use this button to purchase 4 enrollments and receive 2 more for free.

  • Publications by Gene Benson

  • Want a Signed Copy of "Fifty Years of Flying Insights"?

    In the top box, enter the person's name you wish to use for the inscription. I will add a generic inscription, "Always fly like your life depends on it!" unless you enter an optional custom inscription in the lower box. The price of the book is $14.99 plus $4.50 shipping and handling for addresses in the continental U.S. Books shipped to New York State addresses will also be charged sales tax. Please allow up to fourteen days for your book to arrive. Orders are handled securely by PayPal.


    Solving problems through the practical application of human factors.

    Effective Error Reduction Strategies for Mission-Critical Industries

    Errors are part of our humanness but we can reduce human error by applying our understanding of error causal factors. I can assess your operations, make recommendations, and develop a comprehensive program for error reduction. Reducing the number of human errors reduces waste, increases productivity and enhances safety.

    Event Speaker

    As the country opens up and recovery from the pandemic continues, I am cautiously returning to live, on-site events. Please contact me with your request for an onsite event and we will work together to evaluate your needs and to provide a safe event for all.

    Whether you need a keynote speaker, a seminar leader, workshop facilitator, or simply a humorous talk about my experiences in the aviation industry, I can help. I have done hundreds of live speaking engagements. My style is dynamic and high energy. Nobody will be snoozing.


    My experience includes five consecutive years as a speaker at the NBAA annual convention, speaker at the National Safety Forum, the TBMOPA convention, a regional convention of the International 99's, plus hundreds of local FAA Safety Seminars throughout the Eastern U.S.

    Webinar or Remote Presentations

    As the country opens up and recovery from the pandemic continues, I am cautiously returning to remote events for groups. Please contact me with your request for an event and we will work together to evaluate your needs and to provide a safe event for all.

    I have extensive experience is delivering high quality programs remotely. I have presented more than 500 webinars and remote speaking events on a variety of topics. Attendees can view from wherever they need to be or the presentation can be viewed by a large audience at a single venue. Or, groups at diverse locations can view simultaneously. Just about anything is possible with today's technology. I can handle the technical parts and you can save substantially on the cost.

    Books by Gene Benson


    My passion for human factors as they relate to reducing errors, especially in aviation, has led me to writing. I recently published a book I have been working on for more than a year. Titled, "50 Years of Flying Insights," I attempted to share some of the things I have learned during my flying and flight instructing career. I included many anecdotes along with the lessons I learned through them.


    I have also written many articles over the years and I am in the process of collecting my favorites and publishing them in the form of e-books. Please click the button below to see the books on Amazon.


    Safety Initiative

    My safety initiative is growing! In fact, it has outgrown my website so it now has its own site at VectorsForSafety.com

  • About Me

    I am passionate about helping people to be better and safer.

    I spent more than 40 years in the aviation industry and have accumulated more than 15,000 accident/incident free flying hours. I have flown everything from Cubs to jets and have taught hundreds of people to fly and earn advanced ratings. I piggybacked my aviation career on my academic education in psychology and education. I helped in the development of Crew Resource Management from its inception to the successful systems we have today. For the last ten years, I have worked with various industries to adapt successful airline procedures to other mission-critical operations.

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