CAP Safety Newsletter “Safety Beacon”
Contact the Safety Team
If you have a Safety issue or suggestion contact the Safety Team.
As a Civil Air Patrol member I pledge to promote an uncompromising safety environment for myself and others, and to prevent loss of, or damage to Civil Air Patrol assets entrusted to me. I will perform all my activities in a professional and safe manner, and will hold myself accountable for my actions in all of our Missions for America.
Aircraft accident statistics show that pilots should be conducting preflight checklists on themselves as well as their aircraft for pilot impairment contributes to many more accidents than failures of aircraft systems. The FAA I’M SAFE checklist, which includes all of the categories of pilot impairment can be easily committed to memory. See the FAA Aeronautical Information Manual for more information.
- I – Illness
- M – Medication
- S – Stress
- A – Alcohol
- F – Fatigue
- E – Emotion
If one or more of these items affect you either before or during a CAP activity, you have a responsibility to yourself and others to remove yourself from the mission. There is no shame involved, and there will be no repercussions for reporting any effects.
Civil Air Patrol
- The Air Force Safety Center
- The Air Force Safety Center Magazines
- Air Force Safety – Avian Hazard Advisory System (AHAS)
- Safe Tips – Useful Information from A to Z (U.S. Navy)
- FAA Safety Videos On-Line
- FAA Runway Safety Program
- FAA Pilot Safety Brochures
- National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- NASA Callback Newsletters
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
- How to become a CAP pilot
- Ground Team and UDF Resources