Aviation Safety Program at Hampton University

Safety Commitment

The HU Aviation department is 100% committed to safety. HU aviation professors and students are required to follow all safety recommendations and policies set forth in the Training Course Outline, Safety Practices & Procedures, SOP, and guidance from the University.

Safety Management System

The 4 pillars of the SMS will be included in all aspects of ground and flight training. Instructors and students are expected to be familiar with the 4 pillars and are required to incorporate them into all aspects of training.

• Safety Policy: Establishes senior management’s commitment to continually improve safety; defines the methods, processes, and organizational structure needed to meet safety goals.

• Safety Risk Management: Determines the need for, and adequacy of, new or revised risk controls based upon on the assessment of acceptable risk.

• Safety Assurance: Evaluates the continued effectiveness of implemented risk control strategies, supports the identification of new hazards.

• Safety Promotion: Includes training, communication, and other actions to create a positive safety culture within all levels of the workforce.

Safety Point of Contact

Chief Safety Officer: Peter Lin, 630-408-8456, hengwen.lin@hamptonu.edu

Chief Flight Instructor: Mark Hartney, 757-288-8827, mhartney@rickaviation.com

Aviation Flight Safety Manager: Orestes Gooden, 252-267-4868, orestes.gooden@hamptonu.edu