What If Your Own Story Changed The World?

Safety Standdown has a very simple but effective recipe to keep safety a top priority year-round: Learn. Apply. Share.

This three-prong approach is crucial for developing personal accountability. Doing each of those actions individually is helpful, but it’s the combination of Learning, Applying and Sharing, that elevates safety efforts to the next level of professionalism.

This concept is effective because experiences and stories stay stronger in the mind than informational statements because the context is visualized. You are more likely to remember a detailed story of a near-miss, rather than a statistic regarding degrees of error threats in various stages of the flight.

In line with our on-going theme of Attention Control Techniques, we challenge you to be conscious of when you are learning new material or skills, applying it for the first time, and then sharing it with your colleagues. You may be surprised at how often you do it in everyday life.

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Professional experience makes us wiser through every challenge we overcome.  Take these experiences one step further and share them with your peers, who are likely to face similar issues.

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Those are just a few examples of human factors risks worth discussing. Now it’s your turn to start a conversation! Tell us what you learned, applied, and shared recently.

Share Your Story


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Share and Share alike

Share and Share Alike


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You Don’t Get To Pick The Flight


I am routinely reminded of what Member Sumwalt said: “You don’t get to pick the flight that your career will be judged.” I find this true not only in aviation but in everyday life. I don’t get to pick the day … (more…)


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I have had the privilege of working and participating in two Safety Standdowns in 2011. As a pilot I have always been aware of the importance of safety in flying. Even with twelve years experience as a professional pilot I … (more…)

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