"Dr. Rick Beach from COPA gave an interesting talk at our LOBO event in Santa Fe on this concept. He described the challenges that faced the Cirrus community and what they did to change their pilot culture."
Thanks for posting that article by Jeff Edwards, President of the Lancair Owners and Builders Organization (LOBO). (See member info for Jeff here: William Edwards)
Jeff had attended the Type Club Coalition (TCC) where Roger and I represented COPA among a group of about 15 aviation type clubs, hosted by EAA at Oshkosh. I was invited to give a presentation on the COPA safety culture, since there was great curiosity and interest in what COPA had done as a type club to reduce the fatal accident rate and improve safety among the Cirrus community.
This LOBO talk was an outgrowth of the TCC talk. I had also been invited by the Malibu/Mirage Owners and Pilots Association (MMOPA) to give a similar talk the year earlier and had spent considerable time collaborating with Tom Turner of the Amercian Bonanza Society.
Specifically, with the LOBO group, they have been quite concerned about their tragic fatal accident rate. My talk was invited to spur discussion among LOBO members wanting a change in their safety culture.
The talk had several key points:
For a copy of the LOBO presentation in PDF, see https://www.cirruspilots.org/copa/safety_programs/m/copa_safety/777541.aspx
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