NTSB and ACA Recommendations,
ACA asked to provide safety recommendations to
Public Benefit Flying Groups
Following four accidents over the last few years involving volunteer pilots the NTSB sent the Air Care Alliance a letter
on June 9, 2010 with their recommendations for improving the safety of volunteer
pilot patient transport operations, for communication to our members and to the
other groups we list. See the link below for the letter.
Representatives of ACA and a number of groups had already discussed in a special
safety meeting and in our conferences how the groups might support the enhanced
safety of their members' flights.
Following receipt of NTSB's Safety Recommendation Letter A-10-102 through
A-10-104 the Air Care Alliance circulated NTSB's recommendations and solicited input from all the
groups. A number of individuals from different groups then participated in the
development of a response.
Taking into account the comments received from the groups and other interested
parties ACA has developed the recommendations below and cites them in our
response to the NTSB. See these documents below.
We thank Angel Flight Central for hosting our first safety
meeting regarding this issue, Bruce Landsberg and the Air Safety Foundation for
speaking at our conferences and collaborating with us regarding the new safety
program, EAA for hosting our final meeting of group representatives at Air
Venture 2010, and all the participating groups for sending us their comments and
We look forward to the continued involvement of all the public benefit flying
groups in helping develop an enhanced culture of safety among all the pilots who
fly to help others. We ask that as you find ways to implement these
recommendations and develop your own procedures that you share them with us and
the other groups. What any volunteer pilot or group does can affect how well all
of us are able to serve the needs of patients and our communities in the future.
Jeff Kahn, Chair - Legal and Regulations Committee
Lindy Kirkland, President, and Chair - Safety Committee
Rol Murrow, Chairman,
Air Care Alliance
Review these documents:
Recommendation Letter A-10-102 through A-10-104 to the Air Care Alliance
Letter to NTSB September 7, 2010
ACA recommendations to all Volunteer Pilot Organizations
September 7, 2010