OU Aviation Safety Corner

The OU Department of Aviation has a rich tradition of excellence and operational safety. Such a legacy did not just happen suddenly but is a result of the dedication of hundreds of individuals of the past and present who have committed themselves to carrying out tasks and flying missions the right way – following regulations within our SOPs. As operators and maintainers we will incorporate Operational Risk Management (ORM) principals in our daily operations so that risk is continually assessed and most importantly – undue risk is mitigated. Read entire Safety Policy letter.

Safety Reporting Form

You are the most important linkk. Report hazards.

Printable Safety Reporting Form

Place in Hazard ID box in department lobby.

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Executive Safety Policy

 

Safety Policy

Safety Articles

November 2018 lCold Weather Operations by AOPA

October 2018 - See and Be Seen by NTSB

September 2018 - Wake Turbulence Avoidance by Humble Aviation

August 2018 - Preflight Precision by Dale Smith (AOPA)

July 2018 - Wake Turbulence by David Lodes

June 2018 - Carb Heat by David A. McClurkin

May 2018 Why We Practice Stalls by David Kenny

April 2018 A Flight Near Thunderstorms by Brad Russell

March 2018 - What's in Your Flight Bag? by David Lodes

February 2018 -  Westheimer Tower, radio check?, by Harrison Scott

January 2018 -Six Basic Risk Mitigation Steps to Hone Flying Skills by FAA Safety Team

Older Articles

December 2017 - FOD Awareness is Everyone's Responsibility by USAF

November 2017 - Professionalism in Aviation by NBAA by NBAA

October 2017 - Accident Case Study: VFR into IMC by AOPA (video)

September 2017 - Collision Avoidance: See, Sense, Separate by AOPA (video)

August 2017 - Pilots and Medication by FAA

July 2017 - Personal Pressure by David Kenny

June 2017 - Checklist Usage by David Lodes

May 2017 - Reduced Inflight Visibility and Diversion, by Billy Kreikemeier

April 2017 - Flight Near Thunderstorms, by Brad Russell

March 2017 -AFTER THE FLIGHT, by Tom Hoffmann

February 2017 - AOPA's Air Safety Institute's online tutorial on radio communications

January 2017 - Prevent Midair Collisions, by NTSB

Nov 2016 - Carbon Monoxide, by FAA

Oct 2016 - AOPA Courses

Sep 2016 - Safety Policy, by Ken Carson

Aug 2016 - Task Load vs. Capabilities for Pilots (video)

Jul 2016 - Using the IMSAFE Checklist to Integrate Flying Into Your Routine, by David A. McClurkin

Jun 2016 - Organization Responsibilities of Risk Management, by David A. McClurkin

May 2016 - Checklist Usage, by David Lodes

Apr 2016 - Those Terrible T's, by FAA

Mar 2016 - See and Avoid, by DaviSd A. McClurkin

Feb 2016 - Carbon Monoxide, by FAA

Dec 2015/Jan 2016 -Deadly Pressure, by David Kenny

Nov 2015 - Runway Incursion Avoidance, by FAA

Oct 2015 - Crosswind Landing, Directors Safety Policy

Aug/Sep 2015 - Safety Policy, by Ken Carson

July 2015 - See and Be Seen, by NTSB

June 2015 - Personal Pressure, by David Kenny

May 2015 - Checklist Usage, by David Lodes

Apr 2015 - Westheimer Tower, radio check?, by Harrison Scott

Mar 2015 - What's in your flight bag?, by David Lodes

Feb 2015 - Can this Airplane do that?, by Bruce Landsberg

Dec 2014/Jan 2015 - "FAA Safety Team WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program”, by Bryce Bailey

Nov 2014 - Crosswind Landing, Directors Safety Policy

Oct 2014 - See and Avoid, by David A. McClurkin

Aug/Sep 2014 - Safety Policy Letter, Directors Safety Policy

Jul 2014 - Carb Heat, by David A. McClurkin

Jun 2014 - Organization Responsibilities of Risk Management, by David A. McClurkin

May 2014 - NTSB General Aviation Safety Alert - "Maintenance Risk Management” (video)

Apr 2014 - Virga, by Bryce Bailey

Mar 2014 - See and Avoid, by David A. McClurkin

Feb 2014 - NTSB General Aviation Safety Alert - "Prevent Aerodynamic Stalls at Low Altitude” (video)

Dec 2012/Jan 2013 - The Weather Never sleeps, by Robert N. Rossier

Nov 2012 - Can this Airplane do that?, by Bruce Landsberg

Oct 2012 - Expecting the Unexpected Part II, by David A. McClurkin

Sep 2012 - Asleep at the Yoke, by David A. McClurkin

Aug 2012 - Effects of temperatures extremes on pilots, by Pilotfriend.com

July 2012 - Please read two areas within the Gene Benson Vectors Newsletter:

  • Operational Tip on Carburetor Icing

  • The first Accident Discussion #1

May 2012 - Flight Near Thunderstorms, by Brad Russell

Apr 2012 - Landmark Accidents, by Bruce Landsberg

Mar 2012 - Aviate, Navigate, Communicate, by David A. McClurkin

Feb 2012 - Using the IMSAFE Checklist to Integrate Flying Into Your Routine, by David A. McClurkin

Jan 2012 - Sterile Cockpit, by David A. McClurkin
Read "Sterile Cockpit" article above, then view "What's That Beeping" video: Whats that beeping (video)

Nov 2011 - Using Your Resources, by Chip Legett

Sep 2011 - See and Avoid, by David A. McClurkin

Jul 2011 - Crosswind Landings, from AskaCFI.com

Jun 2011 - Organization Responsibilities of Risk Management, by David A. McClurkin

May 2011 - Expecting the Unexpected, by David A. McClurkin

Apr 2011 - Flight Near Thunderstorms, by Brad Russell

Mar 2011 - Personal Pressure: Weather Dooms Pilot Anxious To Get Home, by David Kenny, AOPA

Feb 2011 - “Ah the Good Old Days!”, Prelude by David A. McClurkin

Jan 2011 - Asleep at the Yoke, by David A. McClurkin

Dec 2010 - Not So Fast!, by David A. McClurkin

Oct 2010 - Crimson 13 Saga, by David A. McClurkin

Sep 2010 - Nowhere to Turn, by David Kenny

Aug 2010 - Carb Heat, by David A. McClurkin

Jul 2010 - Colorado Rocky Mountain High, by David A. McClurkin

Jun 2010 - VFR Limbo, by Bob Robertson

May 2010 - Deadly Pressure, by David Kenny

Apr 2010 - Flight Near Thunderstorms, by Brad Russell

Mar 2010 - Say It Right - Mastering Radio Communication

Feb 2010 - Sterile Cockpit, by David A. McClurkin
Read "Sterile Cockpit" article above, then view "What's That Beeping" video: Whats that beeping (video)

Jan 2010 - Never Again Online: New York City Fog, by Nick Carroll

Nov 2009 - Online Safety Courses, by AOPA Air Safety Foundation

Oct 2009 - Short Field Landings, by David A. McClurkin

Sep 2009 - Why We Practice Salls, by David Kenny

Jul 2009 - NASA's "Aircrew Reporting System" – “CALLBACK”, by Ken Carson

Jun 2009 - Never Again Online: Lost Dances, by Loren A. Bauman

Apr 2009 - One aviation hero you DON’T want to emulate! (video)

Mar 2009 - Asleep at the Yoke, by David A. McClurkin

Feb 2009 - Aviate, Navigate, Communicate, by David A. McClurkin

Jan 2009 - Never Again Online: Chain of Events, by Kirk Fowler