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SM4 Safety Resource Bulletin
NOVEMBER 2016 | A Safety Investment Initiative of Global Aerospace
SM4 Partner Feature
Emotional Buy-In to Your Emergency Response Program
On an intellectual level, having a comprehensive Emergency Response Program makes sense. That is why I've seen countless Program owners (Aviation Directors, Safety Managers and the like) attempt to develop and launch an Emergency Response Program within their respective organizations. Despite the Program owner's personal buy-in, reception to such a Program is often tepid within the broad organization... Read More
Upset Recovery Training
Global Aerospace to Offer UPRT and LOC-I Benefits
Industry insurance specialist Global Aerospace has announced a new partnership with flight training provider Prevailance Aerospace to create a unique series of Unusual Attitude Training services for Global's customers as part of its SM4 Aviation Safety Program. All of Global's policy holders are eligible for two hours of complimentary unusual attitude academic refresher training and one hour of airborne unusual attitude training in an Extra 330LX aerobatic aircraft... Read More


Unmanned Safety Institute Accepted as Training Provider to the FAA Safety Team's Program
The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), a subsidiary of ARGUS International, Inc., has been accepted as a Training Provider to the FAA Safety Team's (FAASTeam) Program. USI has also made available their professionally developed Small UAS Safety Ground School course through the FAASTeam website at This course sets a sturdy foundation of required aeronautical knowledge for remote pilots of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) less than 55 pounds... Read More

Aviation Technology

Simulating the Human Copilot
Research shows that single-pilot general aviation (GA) operations have a significantly worse safety record than GA operations performed with a crew. These differences can be attributed in part to the high workload of single-pilot operations. Studies also suggest that reducing workload for the solo pilot could enhance GA safety. Now, MITRE has found a way to do just that with a concept called Digital Copilot... Read More
Safety Management Systems
Maximizing the Effects of 'Positive Safety Performance' in Flight Departments
A positive approach to managing safety doesn't need to replace the more traditional safety efforts—like hazard identification. Yet, a flight department can always do more to understand why things go well most of the time and reinforce those best practices. Aviation professionals should be looking to broaden their flight departments' safety standards. A strong 'Positive Safety Performance' focus to the more traditional preventative measures is a leap in the right direction for any BizAv flight department safety effort... Read More
FAA Operator Information
Operators: Learn Proper Flight-Plan Codes Ahead of Domestic IFR Filing Requirement
A recently published FAA Information for Operators (InFO) notice reiterates the importance of properly communicating aircraft and crew capabilities to air traffic controllers through a flight plan form developed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Pilots flying RNAV procedures in the United States, or operating internationally, have used the new form since 2012. Pilots flying IFR within the U.S. are expected to use the ICAO form early next year... Read More
News & EVENts

Nov. 15 – 16, 2016: Drone World Expo
San Jose Convention Center – San Jose, CA
Global Aerospace Booth #516X
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Dec. 7 – 9, 2016: Humanitarian Response Experience – Notification and Family Assistance Training
Hilton Garden Inn – Savannah Historic District – Savannah, GA
SM4 Partner Event with Fireside Partners Inc.
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Dec. 13 – 15, 2016: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Seminar at Embry-Riddle
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Campus – Daytona Beach, FL
SM4 Partner Event
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