Read more…(Board candidates)

In addition to providing the resume described above, the candidate must also provide written answers to the following three questions.

  1. Why do you want to serve on the SAFE Board of Directors?


  1. How will your aviation and professional background, special talents, and leadership skills help to further SAFE’s mission and goals? Please be specific.


  1. What do you see as the most pressing concerns and/or tasks for SAFE and for SAFE’s Board of Directors in the next 3 years based on SAFE’s current mission and vision Statements.

Please type the question and then type your answer. Type your name in the top left corner of the page. Excluding the three questions, your total word count for the entire “question and answer” statement should not exceed 250 words.
Please submit your resume AND typed “question and answer” statement as an MS Word document using a 12 point font to Sherry Rossiter, SAFE Nominating Committee Chair, no later than midnight EST on February 20, 2017. Please include the words “SAFE Nominating Committee” in the subject line of your email. Sherry’s email address is If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email or call her at 406-544-6182.
Below is a summary of the function, duties, and responsibilities of SAFE Board Members.
Basic Function
As elected representatives of the membership, the SAFE Board of Directors has ultimate responsibility for managing, monitoring, and/or overseeing the business operations of the organization as described in the Bylaws and in state and federal regulations pertaining to tax exempt, non-profit corporations.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assure the implementation of SAFE’s vision and mission statements and review management’s performance in advancing SAFE’s vision and mission.
  • Engage in periodic planning, both strategic and practical.
  • Approve major policies, programs, and/or projects.
  • Annually review and approve an operating budget and funding strategies.
  • Hire, monitor, appraise, advise, motivate, support, reward, and if deemed necessary or desirable, terminate employees or independent contractors who are not meeting performance expectations.
  • Annually initiate and approve the performance review of the Executive Director.
  • Provide and approve an annual slate of director nominees for election by the general membership.
  • Appoint at least one Board member to be a liaison to each standing and/or ad hoc committee.
  • Approve each standing and/or ad hoc committee’s operating charter on an annual basis.
  • Review, as necessary, the effectiveness of SAFE’s standing and ad hoc committees.
  • Review and confirm that SAFE’s financial structure is adequate for its current needs and long-range strategy.
  • Approve major actions of the organization, such as capital expenditures on all projects over authorized limits and major changes in programs and services.
  • Confirm that published reports, financial and otherwise, reflect the current condition and philosophy of the organization.
  • Attend SAFE’s Annual Membership Meeting held in conjunction with EAA’s AirVenture held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin at the end of July.

Read more…(BasicMed)

Medical reform highlights

Here are highlights of the operations allowed under BasicMed, the new alternative to medical certification.
Aircraft specifications: Up to six seats, up to 6,000 pounds (no limitations on horsepower, number of engines, or gear type)
Flight rules: Day or night, VFR or IFR
Passengers: Up to five passengers
Aeromedical factors: Pilots must take a free online course every two years and visit their personal physician every four years
Altitude restriction: Up to 18,000 feet msl
Airspeed limitation: 250 knots indicated airspeed
Pilot limitation: Cannot operate for compensation or hire

Read more…(FAA Safety)

Also in this issue, Federal Air Surgeon Dr. James Fraser explores how risk-based decision making is helping more airmen get their medical certificates, while Checklist looks at how data and information-sharing is helping improve GA safety. In the magazine’s Angle of Attack department is information on Flight Risk Analysis Tools (FRATs), while Vertically Speaking covers the FAA’s plans to reclassify normal category helicopters and make installing additional safety equipment more affordable.
FAA Safety Briefing is also on Twitter: @FAASafetyBrief

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