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Welcome to the 1 st Annual FAA Safety Summit. “We’re All in this Together! So What’s in it For You?”. Sponsored by the Greater St. Louis Flight Instructors Association. www.gslfia.com. Agenda – May 10, 2011. There will be 10 minute break between each 50-minute presentation.

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Welcometo the1st Annual FAA Safety Summit

“We’re All in this Together!

So What’s in it For You?”

Sponsored by the Greater St. Louis Flight Instructors Association

www.gslfia.com


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Agenda – May 10, 2011

There will be 10 minute break between each 50-minute presentation


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So – What’s In It For You?

  • Expansion of DPE Renewal & Working CFI Program

  • Discuss Local Safety Concerns & Solutions

  • Conducting the Practical Test

  • PTS/Liability

  • Aeronautical Proficiency & Professionalism – Why Are They Important?


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Local Issues

1st Annual Aviation Safety Summit

Safety Summit Audience

Tyrone Gilliard, Manager, STL FSDO

May 10th, 2011


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Local Issues

Airports & Airspace

Training & Proficiency

Community Involvement

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Airports & Airspace

“Home Base Syndrome”

“Towered/Non-Towered Bias”

“Bravoitis”

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Home Base Syndrome

“Diversity of experience far outweighs convenience or efficiency.”

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Home Base Syndrome

Overreliance on local landmarks

Degrades proficiency at unfamiliar airports.

Decrease in safety/increase in incidents & accidents

Promotes bias against other airports.

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Home Base Syndrome

4 class D, 1 class B and numerous non-towered airports within 50NM

KSTL, 1H0, KSET, KSUS, KCPS, KALN, H49 (Sackman), 3K6 (Shafer), KBLV, M71, KFYG (Washington), KFES, H07 (Highland), K39 (St. Clair), 3LF (Litchfield).

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Home Base Syndrome

More realism—

an enroute phase/mini IFR cross country flight...file the trip!

More diverse landing experience.

Experience more traffic situations

“Getting the best product takes time & money.”

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Home Base Syndrome

DPEs: Choose airports other than the normal routine to add realism

Avoids pre-canned checkride.

Tests applicant’s ability to deal with unfamiliar airports.

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Tower/Non-Tower Bias

“I only fly out of towered airports. Uncontrolled fields are dangerous!”

“I never go to towered airports. I’m more comfortable at uncontrolled fields like the one where I learned to fly.”

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Degrades safety & proficiency during potential Emergencies/Diversions

This bias comes from socialized behavior.

We influence our students and promote these attitudes.

Tower/Non-Tower Bias

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Advice from the Tower: Emergencies/Diversions

Be good at the basics.

Get ATIS before you call…

Listen!

Don't be sloppy with phraseology.

Detailed taxi instructions.  If you read it back incorrectly, they need to correct you.

Tower/Non-Tower Bias

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Bravo-itis Emergencies/Diversions

“The Blue Circles of Death”

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Bravo-itis Emergencies/Diversions

“VFR pilots shouldn’t go in the Bravo…they don’t want us bothering them”

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Bravo-itis Emergencies/Diversions

Advice from the TRACON

Fly in the Bravo Airspace! Use Flight Following.

They have everything you need, just ask.

Consider the runways in use at KSTL.

Be patient and use the W’s

Transitions are safer for everyone…

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Airports and Airspace Emergencies/Diversions

What’s in it for me?

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Training & Proficiency Emergencies/Diversions

“One of the greatest ironies of flight training is that we train locally, but we fly far and fast…”

“You’re only local if you live here.”

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Training & Proficiency Emergencies/Diversions

Get training and experience from local experts.

Get weather advice from local pilots/instructors

Study unfamiliar airspace & charts.

Fly and train at local airports AT NIGHT!

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Training & Proficiency Emergencies/Diversions

What’s in it for me?

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Community Involvement Emergencies/Diversions

“Involvement in local aviation groups and activities increases safety and promotes a safety-conscious community with a safety-compliant attitude.”

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Community Involvement Emergencies/Diversions

AOPA/FAASTeam Seminars & Workshops

WINGS Proficiency Programs

GSLFIA, GSLBAA, MPA, Women With Wings, Etc.

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Community Involvement Emergencies/Diversions

Foster a good relationship between CFI’s, DPE’s, Students & FAA.

CFI-CFI peer groups & mentoring.

Flight Schools: hosting events show their involvement in the greater community and showcase what they have to offer…

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Community Involvement Emergencies/Diversions

What’s in it for me?

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Local Issues Emergencies/Diversions

Thanks for coming and fly safely…we’re all in this together!

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