Weblink with 2009 pdf proceedings


Aviation Human Factors and SMS Conference:

Real-World Flight Operations and Research Progress

March 31-April 1, 2009 Frontiers of Flight Museum

Love Field, Dallas, Texas (KDAL) 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. both days

An interactive conference to discuss research issues, academic challenges, and system advances for human factors in the real-world of operations. The goal is to meet and share information cutting across operational domains: Part 121, 135, 141 and 91, fixed-wing and rotorcraft. Speakers will discuss operational lessons learned and research progress. Attendees will have an opportunity to discuss their concerns and needs for human factors tools and system solutions.



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Industry experts who work for NASA, FAA, DoD, academia and aerospace organizations.
Keynote and Welcome Address Mr Jan Collmer , Jan Collmer Airshows
Captain Dan Boedigheimer Flight Options , Pilot Reliability Certification Program at 135 Operators and Measuring Effectiveness
Mr Steve Buckner, FAASTeam Program Manager Ft Worth FSDO, FAASTeam Mission and Wings Pilot Proficiency Program
Dr Barbara Burian NASA Human Systems Integration Division , Cognitive Demands of Operating Technologically Advanced Aircraft
Dr Anthony Ciavarelli , Human Factors Associates , Assessing Safety Climate and Culture in Aviation and Aerospace
Captain Cathy Dees , Southwest Airlines , Human Factor Considerations for Crew Resource Management Training
Dr Asaf Degani NASA Ames Research Center , Computational Science Division, Information Integration Challenge, Taming HAL
Dr Key Dismukes , NASA Flight Cognition Laboratory , Human Error or System Error: Are We Really Trying to Manage It? , The Limits of Expertise
Ms Caroline Donohoe , Volpe , Low Cost Simulator Applications for the Airport Environment
Col Rich Graham , USAF (Ret), FAASTeam Rep, CRM at the Highest Level--Flying the SR-71 Blackbird
Mr Frank M. Jauregui , International Federation of Airworthiness , Human Fatigue Recognition in Maintenance Activities
Captain Neil Krey , CRM Developers - Org , Vegetable Gardening: Modern Tools and Techniques of the HF Discipline
Mr Tim Logan , Intl Society of Air Safety Investigators , Mishap Prevention Role of ISASI
Dr Shirley Phillips , Daniel Webster College , Aviation Human Factors in Academia
Mr Wes Timmons , FAA Runway Safety Program Stop, Look and Listen: Blending Best Practice with NextGen Technology
Captain Herb Webber , Chief Pilot Van Bortel Aircraft, From Cubs to Technologically Advanced Aircraft, 70 Years of Flight Experience
Mr John Williams , Bell Helicopter , Helicopter Professional Pilot Safety Program (Heliprops), Human Factors Discussion in Rotorcraft Training

Agenda: The conference agenda focuses on 2 major elements, Research and Operations

Info Management Challenge
Day 1: Research:

Human-centered automation, performance assessment, information management and display
and flight physiology

Day 2: Operations:

Safety Management Systems, HF education programs for Universities and operators,
dissemination of human factors products.

This year we will examine human factor and CRM lessons learned from the airline and military communities, and discuss application of those lessons learned to business and general aviation. We will focus on a systems approach to continuous improvement of safety, operations and training. This interactive conference will be an exercise in communication, with a focus on preparation and execution in an operational environment.



We are expecting 200 aerospace professionals, representing organizations from around the globe, who will share
Standards and Recommended Practices in formal and informal settings. Please sign up early and invite your colleagues!
Current Attendee List

Who will benefit:

Operations, maintenance, safety and training experts. FAA Safety Team Reps. Flight Instructors. Human Factors researchers and Professors.


Mark your calendar:

Dates: March 31-April 1, 2009,
Location: Dallas / Ft Worth, Texas, USA
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Conference Facility: Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas, TX Love Field (KDAL)
Street Map Entrance is on Lemmon Ave at signal light at W University Blvd, 500 feet North of Museum at curve in road

Conference Facility Charge: $50 USD

Avoid the long line! Please register and pay before arrival, so we may prepare your nametag and conference package. Payment will be refunded if you can not attend. Full time tudents, please email for special rate.

Conference Registration


New FAA Wings
Dress is business casual
Lunch will be provided Day 1.
Attendees will qualify for Wings Basic, Advanced and Master safety knowledge elective.

Conference folder provided, attendee contact info, weblink with pdf proceedings after conference.

Conference will be webcast via skype teleconference (24 virtual "seats" available), and videotaped for youtube.

Conference Flyer Handout

KB_Lewis_-_2.JPGFMI: Kent Lewis, Conference Facilitator, FAASTeam Lead Rep Ft Worth, (817) 692-1971 lewis.kent@gmail.com

News Flash: I was just selected as the 2009 National FAASTeam Rep of the Year. I appreciate the chance to learn from everyone and share information that improves aerospace safety.


Door Prizes:

Donated by Frontiers of Flight
-SR-71 Simulator tour conducted by Col Rich Graham, SR-71 Pilot
-737 Flight Deck tour
-Family Membership

Proud Sponsors:

Bombardier Aerospace
Curt Lewis LLC; Flight Safety Information
FAA Safety Team, Southwest Region, Dallas and Ft Worth FSDO
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Signal Charlie in Honor of John Kemp, Master Aviator and Friend
To become a sponsor, contact Kent at lewis.kent@gmail.com

*Free Signal Charlie Coffee mug to first individual to identify where each photo above was taken. Submit you answer to Kent via email.
Buck is ineligible for the top photo.*
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2. Captain Claus Harder from Lufthansa Cargo AG identified the flight deck of the MD-88, Nav Display with weather overlay on 3-18-09.
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4. Jack of the FAA identified the airplane tail that belongs to Chuckie, the B-17 at the Vintage Flying Museum on 1-30-09
5. Corey from the FAA's ASIAS program identified the Apollo 7 capsule located in the Frontiers of Flight Museum, Love Field (our conference venue) on 3-04-09.