Date(s): Sunday, March 21 |  8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Professional Education Course (PEC)
Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety
Instructor: Richard Komarniski, Grey Owl Aviation Consultants, Inc.

Price by Jan. 29: $505 Member | $750 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 29: $645 Member | $945 Nonmember

This course will focus on the risks associated with failing to comply with performance standards according to regulatory, manufacturer, and operator procedures. Central to the class will be an in-depth discussion and examination of various relevant human factors, such as failure to follow procedures, company culture, and complacency, that affect an individual’s decision-making process. We’ll examine the importance of creating and engaging in a culture of accountability and identify effective measures to ensure procedural compliance. All aviation managers and flight crew members are encouraged to attend along with their technicians.

This course qualifies for 6 hours toward IA renewal credits.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will have learned:

  • Why, in a structured environment, we still make errors
  • How to create countermeasures and safety nets to prevent errors
  • How to reduce the causes of technical and flight-related errors

Instructor Bio

Richard Komarniski, founder and president of Grey Owl Aviation Consultants, Inc., in Onanole, Manitoba, Canada, is a human-factors trainer who’s been active in the aircraft maintenance field since 1974. He holds Canadian and US pilot and aircraft mechanic certificates and has worked as a director of quality assurance, a base engineer, and an airworthiness inspector. Since 1991, Richard has dedicated his time to helping reduce maintenance errors by developing and facilitating human-factors workshops for the aviation community as well as safety management systems, fatigue risk-management systems, and organizational aviation leadership training.

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