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FLIGHT SAFETY 2 Lt Pye Flight Safety Officer
OUTLINE • • • History Aim What you need to know about Flight Safety Incidents vs Hazards ERGS Flight Safety Program
HISTORY 1916: 100 minutes flying training for wings • Instruction shifted to controlled training, instead of avoidance. 1942: RCAF Accident Investigation Board, Court of Inquiry, Stats analysis. • Why? Accidental aircraft & personnel losses exceeded Flying hours combat losses. Flying Hours between fatal accidents ion t c u 1941 704 13, 667 Net red of by s 1942 1, 100 16, 354 e i t i fatal % 1943 1, 297 20, 116 32
HISTORY 1953 – 1957: Over 476 aircraft & ~405 personnel lost. 1958: Chief of the Air Staff directed that positive & effective FS program had highest priority.
AIM The aim of the FS Program is to prevent accidental loss of aviation resources while accomplishing the mission at an acceptable level of risk.
ABOUT FLIGHT SAFETY • Flight Safety does not assign blame. • Non punitive. • It is against the law to use Flight Safety reports for administrative, legal, disciplinary, or any other proceedings. • The identity of anybody involved in a Flight Safety investigation is protected. • They only way someone will know that you reported something, is if you tell them.
ABOUT FLIGHT SAFETY Just Culture: Everyone can make a mistake, but a malicious act should be punished. Under the CTASIB Act the Flight Safety organization is prohibited from taking part or assisting in another investigation. Flight Safety cannot take away a qualification or discipline individuals.
OCCURRENCES VS. HAZARDS Occurrences: FS incidents that have already taken place and require investigation to generate preventative measures. Hazards: Reportable concerns that if left unchecked could lead to a FS occurrence. They are dealt with differently but are both tracked and acted upon by FS personnel.
FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES Free, Open Reporting De-ident/no discipline Aim Prevention of Occurrences Solutions Voluntary ack of errors/omissio ns Post Event No Blame
YSH FS PERSONNEL Site FSO Region FSO