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  1. Aviation Safety Program History

  2. Aviation Safety Program History

  3. Aviation Safety Program History 1966 Total accidents: 5,712 Fatal Accidents: 573 Total Fatalities: 1,515

  4. Aviation Safety Program History 1966 through 1967 FAA researched feasibility of an accident prevention program. The Goal was to reduce the General Aviation Accident rate. Project 85

  5. Aviation Safety Program History 1968 Joint program sponsored by the aviation community and Flight Standards.

  6. Aviation Safety Program History 1968 The General Aviation Accident Prevention Program “GAAPP” Designed as an aviation education program.

  7. Aviation Safety Program History 1968 GAAPP was based on the principal that the Aviation Accident Rate could be reduced by placing emphasis on improving attitudes, knowledge and proficiency of airmen

  8. Aviation Safety Program History 1968 Each General Aviation District Office (GADO) was assigned ONE Accident Prevention Specialist “APS” Held the title of: Assistant Supervising Inspector for Accident Prevention

  9. Aviation Safety Program History 1968 -1970 Two Year Test Program in Central and Southwest Regions. Central to fill 18 positions Southwest to fill 13 positions

  10. Aviation Safety Program History 1968 - 1970 Over ________ Applications received for the 31 positions.

  11. Aviation Safety Program History 1970 - 1972 After successful completion of the test program, all GADOs in all regions were to have APSs within 2 years.

  12. Aviation Safety Program History • 1968 - 1972 • Requirements for being an APS: • Deep interest and personal convention with regard to safety. • Positive attitude • Enjoys working with people

  13. Aviation Safety Program History • 1968 - 1972 • Qualifications for being an APS: • Extensive GA background • CFI • Pilot in Business flying operations • Inspector with expertise in FAA organization • Effective communicator / teach not talking down • Discuss errors with pilots w/o scolding/blaming

  14. Aviation Safety Program History • 1968 - 1972 • Qualifications for being an APS continued: • Effective in written communication • Understanding the primary cause of aviation accidents: • Human factors • Mechanical Factors • Environmental Factors

  15. Aviation Safety Program History • 1968 - 1972 • Profiles of the first APSs: • 40 years of age • Married • ATR Certificate with extensive CFI experience • 20 years experience with over 8000 hours • Some were air taxi/charter FBO operators, helicopter, glider and crop dusters

  16. Aviation Safety Program History • 1968 - 1972 • APSs specialized training: • 2 weeks of flight refresher • 2 weeks of classroom instruction • Psychology of human relations • The best means of stimulating local participation in aviation accident prevention • Determining trends in aircraft accidents

  17. Aviation Safety Program History • 1968 -1972 • APSs specialized training continued: • Identifying indications of pilot uncertainty or unawareness of unsafe flight maneuvers by pilots • Correcting improper performance of flight maneuvers by pilots

  18. Aviation Safety Program History • 1968 -1988 • APSs Goal: • To Build Pilot Confidence • APSs Responsibilities: • Spend 95% of their time • Getting to know the pilots within their district • Getting to know their flying habits and problems

  19. Aviation Safety Program History • 1988 • Changes on the Horizon: • The traditional approach of the Accident Prevention Specialists “Do It Yourself” one, was deemphasized. • Growing emphasis on aspects of managing the various resources of the Accident Prevention Program

  20. Aviation Safety Program History • 1988 - 1995 • Changed Title: • Accident Prevention Specialist (APS) title was changed to Accident Prevention Program Manager (APPM).

  21. Aviation Safety Program History • 1988 - 1995 • Program Activities Expanded: • PACE • Remedial Training • Increase Counselor Involvement • More Newsletters and Publications • Back to Basics Programs I and II

  22. Aviation Safety Program History • 1988 - 1995 • Program Activities Expanded: • Multimedia in Presentations • Air Carrier Safety Programs • Considerable latitude accorded to SPM to initiate programs • Special Emphasis programs • Poker Runs, Safety Shootout, etc

  23. Aviation Safety Program History • 1988 - 1995 • Program Activities Expanded continued: • Expanded Awards Programs • Wings • AMT • Charles Taylor Master Mechanic • Aviation Safety Counselor

  24. Aviation Safety Program History • 1988 - 1997 • Program Activities Expanded continued: • Expanded Awards Programs • General Aviation Awards: • CFI • AMT • AVI

  25. Aviation Safety Program History • 1992 • Presented to AFS-300 that Airworthiness Specialties be added to the Accident Prevention Program. Committee formed for feasibility study.

  26. Aviation Safety Program History • 1993 • Airworthiness volunteers began until PD’s established.

  27. Aviation Safety Program History • 1995 - 2006 • Changed Title: • Accident Prevention Program Manager (APPM) changed to the Safety Program Manager (SPM).

  28. Aviation Safety Program History • 1997 • PD’s approved, along with training courses for the Aviation Safety Program Manager - Airworthiness.

  29. Aviation Safety Program History • 1997 • SPM's Airworthiness Responsibilities: • Focus education on all certified and uncertified airmen, operators, and agencies from a maintenance perspective • Promote professionalism in aircraft maintenance • Enhance maintenance awareness the aviation community

  30. Aviation Safety Program History • 1997 • APSs Airworthiness Responsibilities continued: • Establish a national data base of speakers, programs, and other resources • Develop standardized airworthiness presentations • Issue Maintenance Technicians Awards

  31. Aviation Safety Program History • 1997 • APSs Responsibilities continued: • Support Inspections Authorization Renewal Training Programs • Issue Charles Taylor Awards

  32. Aviation Safety Program History • 2001 • Mandated by AFS-1 to restructure Aviation Safety Program

  33. Aviation Safety Program History Handouts

  34. Aviation Safety Program History Safety Program Mission Statement: Promote safety and technical proficiency by providing guidance and support for the aviation community through education and cooperative efforts. FAASTeam Mission statement: Improve upon the Nation's aviation accident rate by conveying safety principles and practices through training, outreach, and education; while establishing partnerships and encouraging the continual growth of a positive safety culture within the aviation community.

  35. Aviation Safety Program History Kevin’s Turn