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In just a few short weeks the videos from the Flight Test Safety Workshop will be posted on the website. Until that time you can read a message from the Chairman about the Workshop, give feedback, or find out who won the best paper.
You can also find some thoughtful analysis on our use of the 2D Risk Matrix in this month's edition of the Flight Test Safety Fact.
Mark Jones Jr.
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Boeing Flight Operations is pleased to announce the annual Critical Incident Response Program (CIRP) training for either a 1 day recurrent training or initial 3 day training on 23-25 July 2019. Current peer volunteers need to attend one of the three days of training while any new peer volunteer must complete the full 3 days of training.
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Boeing has invited a representative from Airline Incident Response Inc. to facilitate initial and recurrent training for CIRP. The training is a tremendous opportunity to enhance our ability to help our colleagues in times of need. Boeing is graciously inviting the SETP community to attend the annual training. Registration for the course is covered. Each individual will need to cover their own travel expenses.
Those interested in the training should contact:
The purpose of Boeing’s Critical Incident Response Program (CIRP) is to mitigate the psychological impact of an incident or accident and aid in the normal recovery from these events before harmful stress reactions affect job performance, careers, families, and health. The CIRP provides pre-incident education and post-incident/accident crisis intervention services. Peer Support Volunteers (PSVs) are flight crew members and engineers specifically trained and certified to provide support in critical incident stress management. ALPA formally implemented this program in 1994 to improve flight safety by assisting crewmembers, accident investigators, and their families following a critical incident or accident. Initiation of the Critical Incident Response Program was a joint project of the Accident Investigation, Aeromedical, Human Performance, Pilot Assistance, and Safety Committees.
It's almost time for the annual Flight Test Safety Workshop, and this issue highlights what's in store. It also includes suggestions for making the most of your visit in Charleston with specific dining recommendations.
If you are receiving this email, you have a great opportunity to meet people who are not SETP or SFTE members at the workshop and share this resource with them. This edition also highlights many of the features of the FTSC website and how they complement the Workshop. Additionally, it includes a request from me, your editor, for feedback on the Workshop.
The final column solicits input for a future newsletter topic. As this newsletter was going to print, I received a note from an editorial reviewer. His comment corrects a statement I made herein, but it also highlights the necessity of the research topic proposed. Here's what he said: "I personally wrote the SMS for the test wing at Pax back in 2008 (hard to believe it was that long ago). That was before it was required for operational and training units in the Navy and Marine Corps… Thank Tom Roberts who convinced me that the FAA AC 120-92 was worthy of consideration. What I don’t know is where SMS stands in our military establishment and in particular, in test and evaluation. I just don’t want us to misspeak if there is in fact some SMS activity out there." I hope you his read his comments and provide your input for this important research too.
Mark Jones Jr.
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