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Safety Briefing 11-March-2009 “Preventing Accidents and Mishaps. Joseph R. Perea, MD, Maj, CAP NM Wing Director of Safety. Safety Briefing Requirements for All. CAPR 62-1 (3d) CAP Safety Responsibilities and Procedures

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Safety Briefing11-March-2009“Preventing Accidents and Mishaps

Joseph R. Perea, MD, Maj, CAP

NM Wing Director of Safety

March 2009 Safety Briefing


Safety Briefing Requirements for All

CAPR 62-1 (3d) CAP Safety Responsibilities and Procedures

All CAP members must obtain a monthly 15 minute face-to-face briefing (or Make-up) before they may participate in any CAP activity (including unit meetings).

Joseph R. Perea, MD, Major, CAP

NM Wing Director of Safety

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To receive credit . . . . .

  • Upon completion of this briefing, send an email stating:

  • Subject: March Safety Briefing “”Preventing Accidents and Mishaps” completed.

  • Wing Staff: Send to Judy.Candelaria@kirtland.af.mil

  • Squadron Members: Send to your Squadron Safety Officer

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High Profile Fatalities

  • A. Scott Crossfield

    • NASA, flew the X15 at Mach 2

    • Died 19 April 2006, Cessna 210 personal flight

  • James Steven Fossett

    • 116 World Records in 5 sports

    • Round the world, solo

    • Crashed 3 Sep 2007, Bellanca Super Decathelon

Even the most experienced pilots can and do have fatal Accidents

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Fatality Factors

  • Over-confidence in one’s abilities

    • “Watch this! . . . . . . .vrrroooooomm”

  • Lack of Situational Awareness

    • “Never go where your brain has not been 5 times before” 3T’s : Terrain, Turb, Towers

  • Lack of Proficiency (vrs Currency)

    • ie Night Flight, Mtn flying, IFR

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SAFETY SOLUTIONS

  • #1. Leave ego at

    home.

    “Ego, no! Stay!

Small ego

Even BIG EGOs have to stay

at home

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SAFETY SOLUTIONS

  • Leave ego at home.

    “Ego, no! Stay!

    • Always do a complete preflight.

    • Always check the weather.

    • Always check NOTAMS, TFRs, and charts.

    • No “Watch this!” behavior: 83% of accidents attributed to ‘maneuvering flight’

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Safety Solutions

  • Use the Risk Management Matrix

  • Situational Awareness (use ALL of your resources)

    • Co-pilot, Crew Resource Management, Communication, Observer, Scanner

    • For VFR and IFR: Use VOR, ADF, GPS, Sectional, WAC, IFR charts, local pilot information, etc, etc, etc

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Safety Solutions

Maintain Proficiency (Not just Currency)

  • Night Flights with another pilot

  • Short Field, Soft Field, Power Off, Go-round, ground maneuvers

  • IFR: Proficiency, Approaches, lost procedures, unusual attitudes,

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Other Safety Concerns

  • CO Monitor Card (Even G1000!)

    • Headache, dizziness, fatigue, sleepiness

  • I ‘M SAFE

    • Illness

    • Medications

    • Sleep

    • Alcohol 8hrs? 24hrs?

    • Fatigue (Duty Day Limits)

    • Eat (or Emotions)

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    CAP ACCIDENT REPORTING

    • Form 78s DECEMBER 2008

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    Summary of Form 78 Accidents and Incidents for December 2008

    Aircraft

    • Precautionary landing: electrical; engine power; rough engine

    • Aircraft departed runway after touch down

    • Defective tie down in trailer, damaged glider during tow

    • Preflight: Found damaged tie-down ring

    • Hangar: Left horizontal stabilizer contacted metal cabinet

    • Right main tire went flat on landing.

    • Landing with crosswind on frosty runway, airplane slid into snow

    • Vehicle None Reported

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    Form 78 Accidents for December 2008How can you prevent these??

    Aircraft

    Precautionary landing: Think about . . . . . . .

    • electrical; Circuit breakers, rheostats

    • engine power; Too leanMixture (decent), magnetos

    • rough engine Mixture, magnetos, propeller, carb icing

    • Aircraft departed runway after touch down

      Roll out: Attn only to directional control and deceleration

    • Preflight: Found damaged tie-down ring

      ????? Maybe tail ring damage from nose high strike?

    March 2009 Safety Briefing


    Form 78 Accidents for December 2008How can you prevent these??

    • Hangar: Left horizontal stabilizer contacted metal cabinet

      Follow the two-man rule for moving Aircraft

    • Right main tire went flat on landing.

      AvoidExcessive braking pressure and Locking the brakes

    • Landing with crosswind on frosty runway, airplane slid into snow

      Roll out: Attn only to directional control and deceleration

    March 2009 Safety Briefing


    Summary of Form 78 Accidents and Incidents for December 2008Con’t

    Bodily Injury

    • Cadet had eye irritation from dirt between contact lens and eye

    • Cadet received bloody nose playing Frisbee

    • Cadet cut finger with knife while opening MRE

    • Cadet split lip and fractured tooth after hitting bleachers while playing basketball

    March 2009 Safety Briefing


    Questions?

    March 2009 Safety Briefing


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