Improve 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.
The Federal Aviation Administration established the FAASTeam on October 1, 2006 to create a shift in the safety culture and reduce aviation accidents by encouraging members of the aviation community to improve their attitudes toward safety, by refreshing their aeronautical knowledge, and by improving their aeronautical skills.
Risk mitigation is the part of the decision-making process which relies on situational awareness, problem recognition and good judgment to reduce risks associated with each flight.
With the FAA recently clearing the way for efficient access to Night Operations/Night Flight for Commercial and Recreational UA/drone pilots, understanding the challenges gains greater importance, as Night Operations become more prevalent.
Flight in the dark hours and areas present greater challenges. The idea of “I can see the aircraft better because it’s lighted” ignores many key elements and challenges related to night flight. Scotopic/mesopic vision, parallax issues, night blindness, rod blow-out, and other factors significantly increase the risk factor, and mitigation factors for UA in the night.
In this seminar, we’ll discuss optical (eyesight) issues, risk mitigations for all challenging components, discuss which lighting equipment is best vs accessing the bare minimum equipment requirements, safety protocols, industry standards/best practices, and planning operations for maximum success.
In this session, we’ll identify the roles of flight crew members, indicate the responsibilities of those roles, and how each flight crew member may most effectively communicate in each role while supporting the pilot-in-command. We’ll discuss pre-flight briefings to be overseen by the pilot-in-command, and additional briefing information to most safety and efficiently fly a successful mission / operation. Additional safety practices, operational techniques, tools, and workflows will be presented.
There is a lot of confusion around where a Remote Pilot can legally fly. No Drone Zone Sign vs LAANC Approvals, does either supercede? Class-G airspace, Flying above 400-ft, near airports, at AMA airfields and more. What does it all mean?
Because certain things are not specifically spelled out, different interpretations are being made. This presentation will a sharing of knowledge, personal experiences, people's success stories and other known best practices that works. We will explain how and why a safety mindset is important during the interpretative process. We will address aeronautical decision making, risk analysis, as well as simply being a good citizen. We hope what we share will help you make the appropriate go or no go decision on where to fly.
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is leading an international effort to develop dozens of standard test methods for small unmanned aircraft systems. These tests can be used to quantitatively evaluate and compare various system capabilities and remote pilot proficiency no matter where or when the testing occurs. These tests are inexpensive, easy to fabricate, and simple to conduct so organizations use them worldwide to guide procurements, focus training, and measure proficiency for credentialing. This presentation will introduce our approach toward evaluating a wide variety of mission tasks with three basic test lanes set up for use at this event: Open Test Lane, Obstructed Test Lane, and Confined Test Lane. We’ll also discuss how to embed the tests within operational training scenarios as quantitative scoring tasks to measure, track, and compare performance.