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NBAA Supports FAA Proposal for Scenario-Based Go-Around Training

April 2015 – NBAA Flight Plan Podcast

This podcast discusses the importance of scenario-based training for go-arounds (aborted landing of an aircraft that is on final approach). ProActive Safety’s Chairman JR Russell addresses the factors involved in making the decision to go around. “I think a lot of pilots think once the aircraft touches down ‘I am committed,’ but you’re not, you can go ahead and get out of there…and perform the go-around maneuver at that point,” said Russell. Please also check out our April 2015 Safety Letter on the subject of go-arounds.


New training management systems tool designed to enhance safety
August 2014 – NBAA Flight Plan Podcast and Article

JR Russell was interviewed for this NBAA Flight Plan podcast and article on the importance of enhancing airmanship skills for safety. He addressed several issues, including not having enough focus on automation skills or scenario-based training.


Simplifying your aviation management system

February 2014 – Universal Weather’s Blog

This is a post by guest author JR Russell who was asked to contribute to this blog because of his expertise in aviation safety management systems.


Greater leverage – Flight and simulator data analyses seek to ameliorate risks such as unstable approaches

June 2013 – Aero Safety World Magazine

JR Russell was interviewed by the Flight Safety Foundation on how a safety management system (SMS) supports Flight Operational Quality Assurance. FOQA is a voluntary safety program designed to improve aviation safety through the proactive use of flight recorded data.


Dealing with contaminated runways

September 2013 – Business Aviation Insider Magazine

JR Russell discusses the need for in-flight access to current, accurate runway conditions prior to starting an approach to a challenging runway. “No matter what the pre-departure weather briefing said, conditions probably changed while you were in route.”


Previous Speaking Events

“Pilot Monitoring and Checklist Discipline”
Colorado Aviation Business Association (CABA)
October 3, 2014, Colorado Safety Stand-Down


“The Role of Pilot Monitoring”
North Texas Business Aviation Association (NTBAA)
April 3, 2014 – Safety Show Down 2014


“Returning to the Core Principles of Proactive Safety Management…Back to Basics”
Flight Safety Foundation (FSF)
April 11, 2013 – Business Aviation Safety Seminar


“A Practical Discussion of SMS and The Benefits To YOU”
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)

Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (BACE)
October 30, 2012 – Safety Town Hall


Press Releases

New SMS Seminar Nov 3-4: ProActive Safety System’s SMS Seminar Teaches Proactive Approach to Safety

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