VOLUME 15 FAA SAFETY TEAM POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Section 1 General Information
15-7-1-1 GENERAL. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Safety Team’s (FAASTeam) Web site
http://www.FAASafety.gov is the primary tool for communicating with and educating the aviation
community through the information and online applications at
the site. The Pilot Proficiency Program (WINGS) is a recurrent training program
that awards pilots with a WINGS pin when they take additional education classes
and flight training throughout the year. The Aviation Maintenance Technician
(AMT) Awards Program encourages maintenance technicians and employers to receive
or promote initial and recurrent maintenance training. The Web site provides
educational resources, on-line courses, and up-to-date information on seminars,
workshops and webinars being held in an airman’s district. The Web site also
allows FAASTeam Program Managers (FPM) to email airmen safety information and
invitations to safety seminars.
A. Purpose. This section introduces the general concepts and
structure of the FAASTeam Web site.
B. Scope. This section provides a general overview only. Detailed
help guides are available on the
www.FAASafety.gov Web site.
15-7-1-3 TASK PREREQUISITES AND SIGNIFICANT INTERFACES.
A. Significant Interfaces. This task requires coordination with the following organizations or individuals:
· FAASTeam Outreach Manager (FOM);
· Regional FAASTeam Point of Contact (RFPOC);
· Other FPM and staff within the region;
· Prospective and current FAASTeam volunteers; and
B. Automation Tools. FAASTeam Web site at
A. Development. The FAASTeam Web site
developed to communicate with and educate the aviation community. Since its inception in March 2004, this site has become the central portal through which the
FAASTeam disseminates information using the Safety Program Airmen Notification System (SPANS) housed within
This application currently allows the FAASTeam to alert airmen of safety events, seminars, informational notices, and other safety-related materials. Notifications are sent via email to
registered users of the site. Users can search through listed information, and register/manage their attendance for events through the site.
B. Access to Training Related Materials. The FAASTeam Web site
contains access to a large amount of online safety- and training-related materials and is the main training and outreach tool for the FAASTeam.
The system houses a number of programs and subsystems that facilitate a variety of work functions for FPMs and their FAASTeam Representatives (REP) nationwide.
These include the WINGSPilot Proficiency Award Program tracking; AMT Awards program administration and tracking; National FAASTeam Directory; and user management tools.
C. Awards Programs. The WINGS and AMT Awards Programs are discussed in Chapter 8 and administered and tracked through
D. Five Major Areas. Five major areas (tabs) are found within
to the online help guides for more information).
1) Activities, Courses, Seminars & Webinars. This area contains a catalog of online training courses available at
along with searchable links to safety seminars and activities scheduled in a user’s geographic area.
2) Maintenance Hangar. This area has tools, information, courses, and awards programs for maintenance users. In addition, there is a
section on all current Inspection Authorization (IA) courses available. Finally, there are links to the AMT Awards Program and, for registered users participating in
this program, a personalized AMT Awards recordkeeping system, called My AMT.
3) Pilots. This section has links to WINGS activities and the accredited history of a
user who is logged into his or her personalized “MY WINGS Page” as well as links to the certified flight instructor (CFI) Portal and Team Member
Rewards. A link to awards programs is also included.
4) Resources. There are links to “Frequently Asked Questions,” news, notices, online resources/information, and information
about FAASTeam training providers. The FAASTeam Directory can be accessed to find other FAASTeam members. Online Resources can also be accessed
through this section.
5) Administration. This area is only accessible to designated FAASTeam members (FPMs, RFPOCs, or other designated personnel,
such as FAASTeam REPs, and others with validation privileges) to allow for approval of notices and events, approval of new FAASTeam members, awarding credit for
WINGS participation, and creating reports of user information. Users must be granted permissions to specific areas by appropriate personnel.
This area can only be seen after a registered user with administrative privileges logs in to the site.
15-7-1-7 through 15-7-1-17 RESERVED.