Nick Mayhew -
Steve Sparks -
Mike Phillips -
TRAINING SAFETY - Steve
Training Safety is using tools to develop a
“safe attitude” in pilots, be they Student
Pilots, Commercial Pilots or Flight
Instructors. It is the responsibility of the
Pilot-In-Command (PIC) to utilize all
available tools to asses risk, execute the
training mission and return everybody in
a safe and relaxed manner.
TRAINING SAFELY – Mike
Training Safely is the idea that Flight
Instructors, Pilot Examiners and pilots
have a stake in safely conducting the
• Real world risk management
• Proper Pre-Flight & Briefing.
• The willingness to say “NO”.
• Thorough Post Flight De Brief.
• Modeling Safe Behavior
• What makes up a safe training flight?
• Sound Preparation & Planning
• Safety Culture
• Timely Instructor Intervention
• “Pixie Dust”
TRAINING SAFELY –WHAT IS IT?
• CFI/Check Airman/Instructor and the Pilot
Undergoing Training should put safety first
• Why – Because training accidents account
for 22% of all accidents in helicopters* –
more than any other single activity.
(* Compendium Report, US JHSAT Baseline of Helicopter Accident Analysis,
Volume 1, Figure 7, August 2011.)
• Transfer of control in the air. Real world!
• Roles and Responsibilities.
• Things Better Left Undone
• Proper Time and Place
• Too much risk
• Progressive approach to autorotation
• Use of Flight Training Devices
12 Classic Pitfalls - Nick
• Responding to peer pressure.
• Mental expectancy.
• Get-there-it is.
• Duck Under Syndrome.
• Scud Running.
• Continuing VFR into IMC.
• Getting Behind The Aircraft.
• Loss of Positional/Situational Awareness.
• Operating Without Sufficient Fuel Reserves
• Descent Below Minimums En Route.
• Flying Outside The Envelope.
• Neglect of Flt Planning, Checks, Pre Flights etc.
Summary and Discussion