December 2021 Safety Meeting Video

Unfortunately, no spiral ham or other yummy treats this year. Hopefully we’ll be able to resume that next year.

In the meantime, please find the video below with some thoughts from Steve, then Nate shares some thoughts from our awesome mechanics, and shares an experience hopefully all can learn from.

Apologies for the video/audio being out of sync and the audio choppiness, the video segments with Steve were unfortunately corrupted before I could assemble it all for publishing.

slides here:

New Hangar Bifold Door Operation Training

In this short video, Steve shows how to operate the new hangar bifold door. Please watch as soon as practicable and before attempting to operate the new door.

Key takeaways are:

  • Ensure both locking handles are in DOWN position before operating the door
  • Ensure the Electrical transfer is ON
    • If it’s locked OFF, then you shouldn’t be trying to operate the door
  • You must hold the UP or DOWN button to move the door, letting go stops movement
    • When lowering the door, don’t stop when you think it’s touching the ground
    • Keep holding DOWN until it stops itself.
    • This ensures no unnecessary tension is on the door straps and prolongs door life
  • The STOP button does nothing
  • Keep the area in front and behind the door clear to allow movement without damage
  • Always raise the door past the 2nd horizontal bar on the frame to ensure vertical clearance
  • Please be careful and mindful of the door frame, hangar rash due to wing vs hangar door frame will be expensive for everyone
  • The new floor is slippery, especially when wet, please be careful and tread slowly
    • Move airplanes slowly when on this surface to avoid sliding

August 2021 Safety Meeting

Unfortunately this one had to be virtual, thanks in advance for your understanding.

AFHQ asked us to review Duty Day, Fatigue, and Circadian Rhythm Disruption with all club members.

If you need help getting to sleep, please feel free to read the attached Safety-Gram material. Otherwise, we boiled it down for you in the video. The charts from the talk are also included here.

July 2021 Safety Meeting

Steve discusses some trends across USAF Aero Clubs in particular due to an uptick in accidents over the past 12 months, and things we should be mindful of while flying as club members. Some of these topics will be revisited throughout the year.

June 2021 Safety Meeting Video

Welcome back!

Unfortunately, Steve was out recovering from an injury, and due to some technical difficulties with the projector, Steve’s virtual presence was limited to my laptop screen.

After Steve spoke, I did my best to explain in-person the contents of the new required Annual Fire Safety training video, as well as an updated refueling procedures video (since the previous one has been misplaced).

The videos do a much better job, tan I did live, so please watch/listen to Steve’s announcements, then watch the Annual Fire Safety training video and Refueling videos on the website.