On April 23, 2018, Falcon Squadron, a JFK Airport based unit of Civil Air Patrol (CAP), hosted an FAA Safety seminar focusing on the topic of “Threat and Error Management.” The event, held in the JFK Airport Port Authority Administration Building (#14), was attended by over 2 dozen local pilots and aviation enthusiasts.
Guest speaker for the event was Delta Airlines Captain, Justin Schlechter. Mr. Schlechter introduced those present to some of the methods and techniques used by the airlines to recognize, evaluate, mitigate and manage risk, and spoke about how General Aviation pilots can apply some of those same techniques to their own flying.
Each year the Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team (FAASTeam) sponsors many such seminars locally. Their motto and ultimate goal is “Safer Skies Through Education.” Falcon Squadron has proudly hosted several of these Safety Seminars over the last few years.
Squadron Commander Major Roger Levy said: “US based airlines have the best safety record across all of aviation. Even though most of us who aviate will never sit in the left seat of a 777, we can still learn many great lessons about safe flying from our professional colleagues.”
In addition to providing a comfortable, media friendly location for the Safety Seminar, Falcon Squadron offered food and beverages to all in attendance, and a lucky few even received door prizes.
About the Civil Air Patrol
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 58,000 member/volunteers nationwide. CAP performs 90 percent of the continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 110 lives in 2017. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counterdrug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. CAP members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to the more than 25,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for 76 years. For more information, visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com.