University Aviation Association Conducts Safety Webinar

170 safety professionals and flight training experts attended University Aviation Association (UAA) live webinar “COVID – Flying under a New Paradigm” presented virtually May 14, 2020.  With the combined effort of the UAA safety committee and FAA, attendees were able to hear from and ask questions to various experts from the UAA, FAA, GAMA, as well as experts in human factors and OHSA rules impacting flight training. The webinar was moderated by Paul Snyder from The University of North Dakota and Chair of the UAA Safety Committee.

These efforts are an extension of UAA’s Flight Trainer Safety Infoshare where each year safety professionals and flight training experts come together at the Annual UAA conference to freely and confidentially discuss safety concerns in flight programs across the world. Working together, they identify solutions and learn from one another in a collective effort to reduce general aviation incident and accident rates.

The keynote speaker for the webinar was Warren Randolph. Mr. Randolph currently serves as the Executive Deputy Director for the Federal Aviation Administration’s office of Accident Investigation and Prevention.

Presenters included:

William M Bossert, Division Manager, AFG-800, and Ricky Daniel, Manager, 142 Certificate Management Office, From the FAA. They presented on Flight Standards – Training deviations and exemptions.

Jens Henning, Vice President of Operations for General Aviation Manufactures Association (GAMA), and Corey Stephens, Office of Accident Investigation and Prevention. They presented on Aircraft Manufactures efforts as well as Aero Medical considerations to over the counter medications.

Dr. Scott Shappell, Professor of Human Factors and Systems, and Chair of the Department of Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He presented on Human Factors Considerations and Preconditions to Unsafe Acts.

Justin Grillot, Environmental, Health, and Safety Director for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and an OSHA Authorized General Industry Instructor. He presented on OSHA Considerations related to Flight Operations.