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Flight Safety Officers Familiarisation Course

For course dates and availability, please contact: [email protected]


Delegate Fees

UKFSC Members: Up to two places free of charge per year per member. Additional places will be charged at £300.
Non-UKFSC Members: The fee is £900. If you become Members of the Committee within the year of attending the course, the course fee will be reimbursed against the membership subscription.




Day 1 – Woking

0930 – 1200 UKFSC Chief Executive – Dai Whittingham
Introduction – The United Kingdom Flight Safety Committee
History, Objectives, Membership
FSO Basics – Roles and Responsibilities, SMS, Reporting
Interviewing and Investigating

1200 – Lunch

1300 – 1500 CAA
Turning Safety Data into Safety Intelligence

1500 – 1600 CHIRP
Who are we?
What do we do?
How we do it?
Human Factors and Error Management

Day 2 – Woking & Farnborough

0930 – 1030 L3 Harris Flight Data Services
Flight Data Monitoring – Provider’s Perspective

1045 – 1145 Cranfield University
Incident and Accident Investigation

1200 – Lunch

1330 – 1545 AAIB Farnborough
The Role of the Air Accident Investigation Branch
ICAO Annex 13
How the AAIB goes about its task
Tour of the facility

Day 3 – Woking

0930 – 1200 Accident Investigation Support
Contingency Planning, The Media, The Investigation – ICAO Annex 13
Evidence collection and handling
The Crash Site, Board of Enquiry, Report Format, The Continuing Operation,Witness Statements

1200 – Lunch 

1230 – 1300 – Dai Whittingham
Wrap up