Sydney Flying Club fosters a strong emphasis on safety and believes the more informed members are, the less likely an incident will occur. We have compiled the following Safety resources to aid in developing and understanding, and to make safety reporting easier.
How to Submit an Incident/Accident or Hazard report to SFC.
Safety columns are written for the education of all SFC pilots, and form a valuable part of safety communication as explained in the SFC Safety Management System Manual. The subject matter is chosen as a direct result of safety reporting from you, our members and staff. Safety manager safety columns are also published in our club newsletter, the 'Sydney Flyer'.
- Dec/Jan 16 - From Threshold to Taxi Speed (By Bill Cooper)
- Jun/July 16 - Reporting and 'Aviate, Navigate, Communicate'
- Aug/Sep 16 - Discipline as it applies to Airmanship (including Kern Airmanship Model)
- Oct/Nov 16 - Maintaining confidence and skills: Part of Airmanship
- Dec/Jan 17 - Discipline
- Feb/Mar 17 - Matters Electrical
- Apr/May 17 - Environment
- Jun/July 17 - Key Issues and Trends
- Aug/Sep 17 - An Airmanship Refresher?
Safety Notices issued by SFC
- Safety notice 2 - Magnetos
- Safety notice 3 - Digital Ammeters
- Safety notice 4 - Cyclic Checks
- Safety notice 5 - General Competency
- Safety notice 6 - Static RPM
- Safety notice 7 - Hangar Doors
- Safety notice 8 - Measuring Fuel Before Flight
Safety Policy - A statement from the CEO
As the Accountable Executive, I carry the ultimate responsibility for Safety in Schofields Flying Club Limited (SFC).
The Senior Management of SFC and I are committed to deliver Pilot Training and other aviation services to our members and customers, with the highest safety standards.
Safety is our core and ever - present value at SFC. We will comply with all our legal obligations to ensure duty of care is maintained.
We are committed to a Culture of Safety to achieve an excellent safety standard, which will prevent injury and illness to our workers and stakeholders.
To sustain this, I have provided resources to organise and maintain an active Safety Management System (SMS).
To provide Safety and Security to all our Workers, Members & Customers, we rely heavily on our SMS and we have also set our safety performance targets and objectives, in order to achieve this.
I pledge that no SFC worker will be asked to compromise the aviation safety standards to “get the job done”.
SFC employs Just Culture: an organisational perspective that discourages blaming the individual for an honest mistake that has contributed to an incident or accident. It in no way excuses gross negligence, willful violations, malicious acts, or reckless behavior.
In keeping with Just Culture, we promote and encourage all our workers, members and customers to report all occurrences such as errors, violations, incidents, hazards, risks or concerns that could compromise the safe conduct of the aviation services we provide to our members and customers.
All our findings through SMS and risk mitigation actions will be documented and all workers and members will be kept informed through the SFC intranet.
All SFC workers and members are required to maintain safety, security legal, and compliance standards established by the company, industry groups, and regulatory authorities.
Each worker, member and customer is responsible to enforce SMS as a primary responsibility and must ensure that this Safety Policy is understood, implemented and maintained in all operations conducted at SFC.
We at SFC will strive for continuous improvement of Aviation Safety.
Chief Executive Officer
Schofields Flying Club Limited
For more information on our Safety Management System, or if you would like to report a hazard, the following contacts should be used:
Barry Ellis - Safety Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris Koort - Head of Operations: email@example.com
For broader information on safety at Bankstown Aerodrome, and to report hazards on the airport, please refer to the safety and security pages of the Sydney Metro Airports website