The Southern California Aviation Association (SCAA) will hold its annual Safety Standdown Day on September 14 in Carlsbad, Calif., beginning at 8 a.m. Registration is required, and the event costs $95 for SCAA members and $145 for nonmembers.
This year’s speakers include Scott Turner from American Airlines, who will address how pilots can avoid accepting mediocrity during training by holding themselves to a higher standard. FlightSafety International’s Dann Runik, developer of that organization’s Upset Prevention and Recovery Training program, will lead another session about the importance of standardization. Runik will focus on some of the common misconceptions about standardization, while providing examples of the difficulties that often arise when trying to create a standardized flight department.
Sunshine McCarthy, vice president of education at the SCAA Safety Standown main sponsor Baldwin Safety &Compliance, will present a dynamic discussion on safey culture. Before the standdown, participants will be asked to complete a safety culture survey; those results will help to establish the foundation for this session.
Daniel Mollicone, Ph.D., of Pulsar Informatics, rounds out the day by focusing on proactive approaches to reduce human fatigue in aviation operations. Mollicone will look at a few pragmatic reasons for fatigue reduction, including reducing potential negative health impacts, as well as reducing the risk of automobile accidents when driving home after a flight assignment.