At the College of Aviation, safety is not just a rhetorical exercise. Safety is a practical exercise in risk identification, measurement, and mitigation. The focus on safety is broad and extends from the classroom, to the laboratory, to the flight line, to the skies above them all. The culture of safety impacts everyone at the college. Safety is at the core of what we do. The equipment and training tools used by the college, and the manner that individuals utilize the equipment, demonstrates the College of Aviation’s commitment to safety.
Annual Safety Symposium
The College of Aviation hosts an annual safety presentation, where students, staff, and the general public are invited to attend. This is one facet of our focus on safety in our operations and an intentional process of educating future aviation professionals on a culture of safety. The 2017 Safety Symposium included individuals from Pentastar Aviation and the NTSB.
The 2016 Aviation Safety Symposium featured Rick Fiddler from Amway Corporation. Check out the video from the 2016 symposium here:
Collegiate Aviation Safety Reporting System
A key element of the safety program is the Collegiate Aviation Safety Reporting System—CASRS—that enables any member of the college: faculty, student, or staff, to conveniently report safety-related concerns, incidents, or events. The web-based system is based on methodologies employed by government agencies, major airlines, and other flight operations, and automatically generates e-mail messages to appropriate personnel throughout the process. Protocols have been established to determine event causation and, where appropriate, remediation without retribution. Appropriate actions will be taken throughout the process to continually ensure a safe educational and operational environment. Finally, the data that is collected is retained, in identified and unidentified forms, to access easy trend analyses leading to risk identification and mitigation. Take a look at the series of videos below about the system.