Date(s): Saturday, March 20 – Monday, March 22 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Professional Education Course (PEC)
Instructor: Bryan Smith, Airborne Public Safety Association

Price by Jan. 29: $400 Member | $595 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 29: $520 Member | $765 Nonmember

This course, designed for both newly assigned and experienced aviation safety officers (ASO), covers the duties and responsibilities of an ASO. We’ll examine how to successfully implement a safety management system (SMS); handle regulatory, legal, and liability matters; conduct preliminary accident investigations; and take on group projects to identify and solve organizational safety-related problems.

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

  • Learned how to successfully implement an SMS in an organization
  • Learned how to develop and hone their investigative and accident-prevention skills
  • Expanded their knowledge of regulatory, legal, and liability matters related to aviation
  • Learned how to undertake group projects to identify and solve organizational safety issues

Instructor Bio

Bryan Smith has served as the safety program manager for the Airborne Public Safety Association (APSA) since 2012 and is the chief pilot for the Pinellas County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office. Bryan regularly gives presentations for APSA, having instructed more than 4,000 of the association’s members in safety matters, as well as for HAI and the Police Aviation Conference Europe (PAvCon Europe). He is a fixed-wing and rotorcraft pilot with commercial, CFII, and NVG instructor ratings.

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