The General Aviation Safety Campaign (GASC) through its Focus Group and Safety Initiative Team has identified a number of items affecting GA safety. Eight (8) of these items have been prioritized and selected as the subject of individual Working Groups. The Terms Of Reference (TOR) for these Working Groups have been defined, COPA and TCCA have canvassed their areas of activity and collected names of individuals interested in collaborating to one or more WG, according to their personal interests and experience. We have initiated the Kick-Off for these WG’s as their TOR’s are sufficiently advanced to support fruitful discussion. Note these TOR are still identified as draft because we want the WG participants to comment on these TOR’s and contribute to improving them toward achieving a strong cooperative effort between TCCA and the industry, through COPA. These WG do not intend to provide TCCA with a vehicle to further impress regulations on the industry. The primary purpose of these WG is indeed to provide a forum for the industry to entertain a meaningful dialogue with TCCA, and to express to TCCA their perspective on the regulation and other aspects affecting GA and the issues and concerns these regulations generate. We nonetheless count on TCCA participation in these WG’s as their contribution would be invaluable. The WG’s are composed of industry and TCCA representatives as well as some TCCA and TSB representatives where appropriate. we hope that industry representatives will lead these WG’s.
As the Kick-Off’s are completed for the various WG’s, their individual TOR’s are be posted here and will be updated as necessary. The list of WG’s at this time includes: Maintenance, AOA indicators, Voluntary Reporting, Single Pilot Resource Management, Stabilized Approach and Landing, Safety Equipment, Flight Risk Assessment Tool, and Pilot Decision Making. We anticipate another two or three WG’s will be added to this list as time goes by and work progresses.
COPA would also appreciate that all our members share this information with all aviators out there, COPA members or not. This is about general aviation and we will all benefit from these initiatives. COPA wants to hear from all aviators out there. Email your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org Ensure that you clearly identify which WG or topic your email addresses.