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


Professional Education Course (PEC)
Career Development, Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety, Student, UAS
Instructor: Jason Starke, Baldwin Aviation

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

This course is designed for those who need a fundamental understanding of key safety management system (SMS) concepts or a better understanding of how to interface with their organization’s SMS and their role in it. We’ll examine how safety thinking in an organization’s safety culture progresses to an SMS, the attributes of a robust safety culture, and the important role a safety culture plays in an operation’s safety performance.

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

  • The International Civil Aviation Organization’s role in safety management
  • How to define hazards and critical risks in the aviation system
  • How to define human error and the proper organizational response to it
  • How each SMS component operates to reduce risk in the organization

Instructor Bio

Jason Starke is the director of standards for Baldwin Aviation and is a former operations manager for the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). He joined IBAC from Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., where he led efforts to develop an SMS. Prior to Universal, Jason was both a pilot and director of safety at Priester Aviation, where he developed the company’s SMS and implemented its flight operations quality assurance program. Jason has also served as a charter and emergency medical services pilot and a simulator instructor. He began his career as a satellite systems operator in the US Air Force and holds an airline transport pilot certificate. He is currently pursuing his PhD in organizational leadership.

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