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Introduction to Safety Risk Management

#FlySafe GA Safety Enhancement Topic

“FlySafe — Risk management helps pilots to identify, assess, and adequately mitigate hazards during a flight.” A hand holding a mobile phone with a FRAC on it.
Risk management helps pilots to identify, assess, and adequately mitigate hazards during flight.
A scale labeled “RISK” that goes from Low to High.
  • identify hazards,
  • assess how likely those hazards are to negatively impact their operations, and
  • reduce the chances that those hazards will cause an accident.

Step 1: Hazard Identification

Step 2: Risk Assessment

Step 3: Risk Mitigation

The three P’s (Perceive, Process, Perform) in a wheel labeled “Aeronautical Decision-Making.”

Flight Risk Assessment Tools (FRAT)

A hand holding a mobile phone with a FRAT open.
An app-based FRAT tool that uses the PAVE checklist.
Pilot, Aircraft, Environment, extreme pressure

FAASTeam Videos

FAASTeam Risk Management Safety Minute Video
Risk Management Training Video

Resources

PAVEing the Way to Safety

📅 FAASTeam Events (January 2023)

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