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VOLUME 15  FAA SAFETY TEAM POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

CHAPTER 8  Safety AWARDS AND Incentive programs

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Section 1  General Information

15-8-1-1    GENERAL INFORMATION.

A.    Purpose. This chapter identifies the safety award and incentive programs managed or supported by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Safety Team (FAASTeam). It contains policy and procedures to be used to promote, evaluate, process, and present the awards.

B.    Scope. The policy and procedures contained in this chapter include information, roles and responsibility, administrative and task activities, and reporting requirements. They apply to Flight Standards District Office (FSDO)-assigned FAASTeam Program Managers (FPM), FSDO Managers, Regional FAASTeam Points of Contact (RFPOC), and headquarters (HQ) staff personnel.

15-8-1-3    TASK PREREQUISITES AND SIGNIFICANT INTERFACES. [Reserved]

15-8-1-5    BACKGROUND.

A.    Safety Awards and Incentives. Safety award and incentive programs encourage participation in safety, educational, and promotion programs. They provide recognition and/or acknowledgement of airmen and organizations that satisfy the requirements and/or have demonstrated the performance and behavior to receive the awards.

B.    FPM and FSDO Manager Role. FPMs and the FSDO Managers promote and encourage participation, evaluate process or issue the award, and assist airmen or organizations inquiring about the awards.

C.    RFPOC Role. Provide award assistance/support to FPMs, select and submit the regional winners of the General Aviation (GA) Award for national competition, and oversee awards to high visibility or newsworthy recipients within their region.

D.    HQ Role. Develop award national policy and guidance, assist/support RFPOCs or FPMs, process award presentation products for the winners of the GA Award, process field requests and issue certificates for Wright Brothers and Charles Taylor awards, maintain a supply of award products, and complete required files or listings for awards.

E.    Programs and Awards. The programs contained in this chapter include:

1)    Charles Taylor “Master Mechanic” Award (MMA).
2)    Wright Brothers “Master Pilot” Award (MPA).
3)    Pilot Proficiency Program (WINGS).
4)    Online Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Awards Program.
5)    GA Industry Awards Program:

    AMT Award;

    Avionics Technician (AVN) Award;

    Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) Award; and

    FAASTeam Representative (REP) Award.

6)    FAASTeam Aviation Safety Award.

15-8-1-7    MANAGING AWARDS PROGRAM PROCESS FLOW. [Reserved]

15-8-1-9    PROCEDURES. [Reserved]

15-8-1-11    TASK OUTCOMES. [Reserved]

15-8-1-13    FUTURE ACTIVITIES. [Reserved]

15-8-1-15 through 15-8-1-25 RESERVED.