Search Engines (Custom)

Aviation Safety (AvSafe) is a custom search engine designed by Kent Lewis that allows the researcher to focus on aviation safety web resources. Your search will be weighted towards sites that are focused on aviation information, so you will not get lost in the information wilderness. Use this custom search engine to search all these links listed below plus other aviation sites at the same time.

Aeronautical Information & Flight Planning

AeroLink is the internet's premier commercial aviation link directory. It contains almost 10,000 website links, organized into 486 categories.
Airnav provides free detailed aeronautical information on airports and other information to assist pilots in gathering information for flight planning.
Direct User Access Terminal System on the Web provides immediate on-line access to U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved information including: Current, continuously updated weather information. Easy-to-understand plain language weather.Flight plan filing and closing. Automated flight planning.
Lockheed Martin Flight Service Station is the primary source for obtaining preflight briefings and in-flight weather information.

Weather

ADDS Aviation Digital Data Service NWS/ NOAA weather makes available to the aviation community text, digital and graphical forecasts, analyses, and observations of aviation-related weather variables.
Intellicast weather site.
NOAA is FAA approved National Weather Service aviation weather reports and forecasts.
NWS National Weather Service.
The Weather Channel provides a national and local weather forecast for cities worldwide, as well as a weather radar, map and report.

Accident Boards, Branches and Information

Air Accidents Investigation Branch is part of the Department for Transport and is responsible for the investigation of civil aircraft accidents and serious incidents within the UK.
Aviation Safety Network provides up-to-date, complete and reliable authoritative information on airliner accidents and safety issues.
Civil Aviation Safety Authority Australia mission
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States.
Transportation Safety Board Canada is an independent agency created to advance transportation safety through the investigation of occurrences in the marine, pipeline, rail and air modes of transportation.

Administrations

Civil Aviation Administration (CAA) is the UK's independent specialist aviation regulator. Its activities include economic regulation, airspace policy, safety regulation and consumer protection.
Civil Aviation Administration Singapore (CAAS) mission is to grow a safe, vibrant air hub and civil aviation system, making a key contribution to Singapore's success.
DGAC Peru harmonization of regulations aviation in Latin America.
Federal Aviation Adminstration
Transport Canada works with many partners both here at home and around the world to protect and maintain our air safety and security record, and to make air travel more environmentally responsible.

Associations

Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents 60,000 pilots who fly for 40 U.S. and Canadian airlines.
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) With a membership base of more than 410,000, or two thirds of all pilots in the United States, AOPA is the largest, most influential aviation association in the world.
Air Transport Association (ATA) is the nation’s oldest and largest airline trade association, representing the nation’s leading airlines.
COPA Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association is a not-for profit membership organization established to educate, promote the safety of and support the owners and pilots of certified aircraft manufactured by Cirrus Aircraft, encourage ownership of these aircraft and provide social activities for its members.
Experiemental Aircraft Association is the international organization that encourages and supports sport aviation.
International Air Transport Association (IATA) mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry.
National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is the leading organization representing aviation service businesses such as fixed base operators, charter providers, aircraft management companies including those supporting fractional shareholders, maintenance and repair organizations, flight training and airline service companies.
NAFI National Association of Flight Instructors is an international organization dedicated exclusively to raising and maintaining the professional standing of the flight instructor in the aviation community.
Ninety-nines founded in 1929 by 99 licensed women pilots for the mutual support and advancement of aviation.
OBAP Organization of Black Airline Pilots formed to enhance, advance and promote educational opportunities in aviation.
Women In Aviation promotes and supports women in the aviation industry.

Careers

jetcareers Career information written by airline, corporate, military and other professional pilots for future aviators.

Consultants

ATC Vantage offers professional air traffic control consultation and information that help clarify the complex air traffic system that exists today.
Curt Lewis & Associates LLC is a multi-discipline technical and scientific consulting firm specializing in aviation and industrial safety solutions.
Gael Quality was established in Scotland in 1995. Since its inception, the philosophy of Gael has always been to offer software solutions to facilitate both personal and organisational improvement. Gael is a UK market leader in the design, development and delivery of compliance management solutions.
Human Factors Associates (HFA) began operating in 1994 by providing consulting services to industry and government in the traditional fields of human factors engineering and training system development.
LOSA Collaborative Line Operations Safety Audits (LOSA) are a key safety assurance component of a quality, proactive Safety Management System.
Wiegmann, Shappell & Associates is an Internationally recognized team of experts in system safety and human performance. As the authors of human factors analysis and classification system (HFACS) and the Human Factors Intervention matrix (HFIX), WSA provides a variety of services to help incorporate these tools in to your organization to improve safety, quality and efficiency.

Cooperations

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation - is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region .

Databases

Air Safety Database consists of accident data from a large number of sources including, for instance, official international reporting systems (e.g. ICAO ADREP), Accident Investigation Agencies, and insurance companies.
FAA Accident and Incident page provides access to preliminary accident and incident data that has been received by the Office of Accident Investigation during the last 10 business days.
NASA ASRS Database Online is the world's largest repository of voluntary, confidential safety information provided by aviation's frontline personnel, including pilots, controllers, mechanics, flight attendants, and dispatchers. The database provides a foundation for specific products and subsequent research addressing a variety of aviation safety issues.
NTSB Accident Database and Synopses contains information from 1962 and later about civil aviation accidents and selected incidents within the United States, its territories and possessions, and in international waters. Generally, a preliminary report is available online within a few days of an accident. Factual information is added when available, and when the investigation is completed, the preliminary report is replaced with a final description of the accident and its probable cause. Full narrative descriptions may not be available for dates before 1993, cases under revision, or where NTSB did not have primary investigative responsibility.

Events

Aerovents features all types of aeronautical events including models, business, maintenance, safety as well as space …

Foundations

Air Safety Foundation (AOPA ASF) is a member-funded charity committed to supporting Americans’ freedom to fly and building a legacy for the future of general aviation, through safety and education programs.
Flight Safety Foundation provides a forum where air carriers, manufacturers, suppliers, maintenance organizations, aviation regulatory agencies and flight crewmembers share information, ideas and best practices for safety.

Friends

Mr Steve Buckner
Dr Barbara Burian
Dr Tony Ciavarelli
Mr Jan Collmer
Dr Asaf Degani
Dr Key Dismukes
Ms Caroline Donohoe
Ms Danielle Eon
Col Rich Graham
Mr Frank M. Jauregui
Captain Neil Krey
Mr Tim Logan
Mr Wes Timmons
Captain Herb Webber
Mr John Williams

Groups

CRM Forum is a yahoo group moderated by Neil Krey. The forum’s goal is to identify needs, coordinate processes, and facilitate development of Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Human Factors (HF) resources and products. Here you will find a wide variety of resources to assist you in the development and use of Crew Resource Management and Human Factors courses and training materials for aviation and other applications.
Fort Worth Aviation Safety Program is a google group moderated by Kent Lewis. Discuss personal aviation safety management programs that will reduce aviation mishap rates. Develop knowledge, skills, and efficient communications to identify hazards that cause mishaps. Learn a continuous improvement process to promote an informed, just, learning and reporting safety culture.
Human Factors in Aviation is a linkedin gathering place for professionals involved and interested in human factors as applied to flight operations.

Human Factors

FAA Human Factors Awreness course has been developed to introduce FAA personnel with backgrounds in various disciplines to the science and methods of Human Factors.
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society promotes the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds.

Information Resources

Air Transportation Safety Resources is an outstanding compilation of links to safety information.
Ashgate Publishing Human Factors list covers the latest and key developments for several safety-critical industries, notably aviation, healthcare, road and rail transport and defence.
SKYbrary is an initiative of the following organisations: EUROCONTROL, ICAO, The Flight Safety Foundation, The UK Flight Safety Committee, The European Strategic Safety Initiative, and International Federation of Airworthiness aimed at developing a comprehensive source of aviation safety. information and making it available to users worldwide.
Global Safety Information Center is a single platform that enables IATA member airlines and other authorized users to access multiple sources of industry safety data obtained from the following sources

Insurance

(Offering Wings Incentive$ and "Safety Buck$")
Falcon Insurance - has enjoyed a successful relationship with single and multi engine aircraft owners who love to fly their aircraft for pleasure and business. We have insured many aircraft owners from their first single engine aircraft all the way through to a Turboprop or Light Jet.
United States Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG) - is a pool comprised of highly-rated U.S. property/casualty insurance and reinsurance companies that issue aviation insurance policies. The USAIG members have A.M. Best ratings ranging from A to A++. USAIG is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.

Libraries

McDermott Library at UT Dallas contains approximately 2,500,000 aviation items. The department holds over 200 private donated collection.
National Air and Space Museum Library supports research by the Museum’s curatorial staff and aviation researchers around the world. It’s one of the largest branches in the Smithsonian Libraries’ twenty-branch system, which is analogous to a university library system.
SKYbrary is an initiative of the following organisations: EUROCONTROL, ICAO, The Flight Safety Foundation, The UK Flight Safety Committee, The European Strategic Safety Initiative, and International Federation of Airworthiness aimed at developing a comprehensive source of aviation safety.
Volpe Center Technical Library and Information Center plays a vital role in the Volpe Center community by providing information support to its staff members engaged in transportation research, as well as to the general public.

Manufacturers

Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer, with the most modern and comprehensive aircraft family.
Hawker Beechcraft is a world-leading manufacturer of business, special-mission and trainer aircraft. They also made 2 of my favorite airplanes, the T-34C and the King Air 200. The King Air is the plane I will buy when I win the lottery!
Bell design, build, and support the most proven, most reliable, and best performing aircraft in the world.
Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems.
Cessna is the leading designer and manufacturer of light and midsize business jets, utility turboprops and single engine aircraft.
Eurocopter civil or military helicopters transport
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company is known for building the finest military aircraft in the world

Military Organizations

Civil Air Patrol performs 95% of continental US inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the US Air Force.
Coast Guard Auxiliary actively provides safety patrols on area waterways and regularly meets with the boating public at marinas and in classrooms.

Museums

Cavanaugh Flight Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to promoting aviation studies and to perpetuating America’s aviation heritage; the museum fulfills its mission by restoring, operating, maintaining and displaying historically-significant, vintage aircraft, and by collecting materials related to the history of aviation.
C. R. Smith features exhibits about the airline and commercial aviation; airline history, education programs, events and directions.
Frontiers of Flight Museum lets you experience the story of those who went Higher, Faster, Farther, First in Aviation & Space Flight.
Vintage Flying Museum features a rare B-17G Pathfinder Flying Fortress, “Chuckie”, and a unique flock of warbirds as well as the facility that “Keeps ‘Em Flying”!

Newsletter

Callback is the NASA ASRS monthly newsletter.

Organizations

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) develops civil aviation in an orderly and safe manner

Observatories

Kingmont Loomis, CA

Pilot Supplies

Signal Charlie merchandise sold on cafepress
Air Source One = pilot supplies
Aviator Shop is a family owned and operated retail shop for pilot and aircraft supplies located near Ellington Field, Houston, Texas.
Banyan Pilot Shop has been the leading dealer of pilot supplies and aviation electronics for General and Professional Aviation for over 25 years!
Sportys Home of Sporty’s Pilot Shop.

Research

Flight Cognition Laboratory is studying the cognitive processes that underlie the performance of pilots, air traffic controllers, and other skilled professionals.
FlightGear project goal is to create a sophisticated flight simulator framework for use in research or academic environments, for the development and pursuit of other interesting flight simulation ideas, and as an end-user application.
NASA ASRS is the Aviation Safety Reporting System, a joint venture by NASA and the FAA to collect and analyze data to lessen the likelihood of aviation accidents.

Resumes

Mr Lance Bozlinski
Mr Ed Horton
Mr Steven Lasday

Safety Teams

FAAST The FAA Safety Team Improves upon the Nation’s aviation accident rate by conveying safety principles and practices through training, outreach, and education; while establishing partnerships and encouraging the continual growth of a positive safety culture within the aviation community.
NTSB The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent U.S. Federal agency that investigates every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in the other modes of transportation, conducts special investigations and safety studies, and issues safety recommendations to prevent future accidents.
Future Aviation Safety Team was created under the Joint Safety Strategy Initiative (JSSI) of the Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) early in 1998. The JSSI coordinated safety efforts with the US Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST): while CAST would focus on historic safety, FAST would address prospective safety.

Schools

King Schools ...the world's leading producer of aviation interactive learning software. For over 30 years, students and pilots at all levels have enjoyed our clear, simple and fun courses. In fact, nearly 1 out of every 2 pilots flying in the U.S. today has learned with KING.

Societies

American Bonanza Society is the premier association of Beechcraft enthusiasts with over 10,000 members who own, fly, or have a profound interest in Bonanza, Baron, Debonair, and Travel Air type aircraft.
International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) is a society formed to promote air safety by the exchange of ideas, experiences and information about aircraft accident investigations, and to otherwise aid in the advancement of flight safety

Speaker's Bureau

Aviation Speaker's Bureau features keynote speakers, motivational speakers and inspirational speakers for seminars, conventions, banquet, conference, trade show, educational seminar, keynote, forum, corporate event, airshow, safety program or association meeting. We will help you find the perfect aviation speaker for your budget and there is never a charge for our services.

Training

Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program primary objective is aviation safety. Flying is serious business. It demands skill levels that are learned with experience, over time. It requires a knowledge base that is ever-changing.
Eagle Training Solutions offers a wide variety of flight training programs for beginning pilots as well as professional aviators.
Mastery Flight Training Master CFI Thomas P. Turner has been Lead Instructor for FlightSafety International’s Bonanza pilot training program at the Beechcraft factory; production test pilot for engine modifications; aviation insurance underwriter; corporate pilot and safety expert.
Mountain View College offers degrees for Professional Pilot, Aircraft Dispatcher, and Airport Management.
NCATT National Center for Aircraft Technician Training is a national consortium of aviation businesses, aviation industry organizations, the U.S. government, and partner educational institutions coming together for common and national interest, needs, goals and accomplishments.
Tarrant County College offer an Associates Degree/Airframe and Poweplants License through their Aircraft Maintenance Technology Program.
Texas State Technical College offers a associate’s degree or certificates to prepare you for transportation careers in flying or maintenance.

Contact info: Kent