FLIT Speakers

Paul Ludick and John Comley give powerful presentations that cover the FLIT: Forced Landing Into Trees training and certification programmes, along with the critical elements of flying that make this pilot safety programme so relevant in today’s world of aviation, including:

  • Forces and Energy in Flight
  • Why Vertical Kinetic Energy Kills
  • Why Trees are Effective for Forced Emergency Landings
  • FLIT vs. Non-FLIT Statistics
  • Pilot Psychology
  • 7 FLIT Maneuvers
  • The Pinwheel Effect & Virtual Crumple Zone
  • The Keys to a Successful FLIT-type Landing
  • Training for FLIT
  • FLIT Training & Certification Programmes
FLIT Speakers

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Paul Ludick MSc

Paul holds a fixed-wing private pilot’s license and a Master’s degree (Air Transport) in aircraft safety and accident investigation from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom.

A veteran of 24 years in business, corporate and general aviation, having served as CEO for two aviation companies in Africa, Paul appreciates the challenges at hand and methods required to produce a 1st world service in a 3rd world environment, understanding the operational dynamics, from the apron to the boardroom.

A husband and a father of two children, Paul lives in Hartbeespoort, North West Province, South Africa, and when not serving in the aviation industry, Paul is a property developer, a keen photographer and practices observational astronomy in his spare time.

Accomplished public speaker.

Author of FLIT: Forced Landing Into Trees.

John Comley BSc

John is an engineer, pilot, and innovator.

A pilot of 35 years, having started off flying hang-gliders in KwaZulu Natal, in South Africa.

Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa, John’s current role is chief sales and marketing officer for a service provider integrator.

Committed to serving the GA pilot community, with a strong practical focus on pilot safety, John continually innovates and works on projects and developments to this end.

A father of five adult children, John lives in The Coves, an aero estate in the Northwest province of South Africa.

Accomplished public speaker.

Author of FLIT: Forced Landing Into Trees.