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Frequently Asked Questions
What do Flying Safety Award recipients receive?
Flying Safety Award recipients will receive certificates and gold tackettes (pins) based on the award type and level. For full details on the award levels, review the Flying Safety Awards Rules.
What is Flying Safety Awards application deadline?
The application deadline for the 2013 Flying Safety Awards has been extended to March 15, 2013.
How do I submit Flying Safety Awards applications?
For the first time, NBAA is pleased to offer Flying Safety Award applications in a secure, web-optimized format. Members are invited to take advantage of this convenient online option to streamline the application/approval process. To access the web-based application, follow the links below.
- Application for Member Company Meritorious Safety Awards
- Application for ATP or Commercial Pilot Safety Award
- Application for Private Pilot Safety Award
- Application for Maintenance/Avionics Technician Safety Award
- Application for Aviation Support Services Safety Award
All web-based submissions must be completed, verified and submitted to NBAA no later than March 15, 2013. An NBAA Member website password is required to use the new online applications. If you have forgotten your website password, visit the password reset form. If you not not have a website password, apply for a password now.
Can I submit applications in hardcopy or Adobe PDF formats?
Members are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the new web-based applications when submitting their award data. However, NBAA also continues to accept applications in hardcopy and Adobe PDF formats. NBAA Member Companies that operate aircraft also will receive the 2013 Call for Applications package in printed format within the month of January 2013. PDF versions of the applications are listed below.
PDF applications may be either printed and mailed/faxed back to NBAA, or emailed as attachments to email@example.com. Users must have the full (not free) version of Adobe Acrobat in order to type into the digital files and save changes to the PDF applications.
Hardcopy applications may be submitted to NBAA, Attn: Flying Safety Awards Program, via the following methods and must be postmarked by March 15, 2013.
- Mail/overnight to 1299 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 550, Washington, DC 20004, Tel: (202) 783-9000
- Fax to (202) 331-8364
What is the process for NBAA Member Representative authorizing applications submiting by his companies employees trough the website?
When an employee submits a Flying Safety Award application via the NBAA website. The NBAA Member Representative will recieve an email requesting that the Member Representative verifty the accuracy of the application. The application will be held, pending approval by the NBAA Member Representative, and will not receive a Flying Safety Award unless the NBAA Member Representative gives this authorization.
Can the NBAA Member Representative authorize his or her own application?
Yes, the integrity of the Member Representative is a key part of the entire program.
Can commuter flight time for a Part 135 operation be counted toward the Commercial Business Flying Award or the Pilot Safety Award?
No, only non-scheduled revenue-producing flights will be considered.
If Members operate under both Part 91 and Part 135, can they apply for both the Corporate Business Flying and Commercial Business Flying awards?
Yes, Members may apply for both the Corporate Business Flying and Commercial Business Flying awards.
Can previous flight hours from a non-Member company be applied toward an award?
Yes, as long as the flight hours are in accordance with Corporate Business Flying or Commercial Business Flying rules as outlined in the Flying Safety Awards Rules.
Can the chief pilot, who also is the aviation department manager, apply for a Support Service Award as well as a Pilot Award?
Yes, but only one award application may be submitted per year.
Can a contract pilot, technician or flight attendant apply for an NBAA Flying Safety Award?
No, applicants must be employees of the NBAA Member Company. If the contract flight attendant holds a membership in NBAA, he or she is eligible to apply for the Support Services Award.
What does the retirement award certificate say?
The certificate reads "Upon your retirement" and lists hours of flying or total years of service.
Can a pilot who will receive a 12,000 pin this year receive a pin and certificate for 10,000 hours to cover previous years?
No, safety award pins and certificates cannot be given retroactively.
What about company mergers – how do you count the hours/years?
Total up the hours from both companies as a cumulative total. The number of years would be taken from the flight department that has been in operation the longest without a disqualifying accident. If there were an accident in either company, only the years from the date of the accident to the present would be counted.
Does simulator time count?
Yes, as long as it is in support of the company.
Can we count the charter time that we purchase for company use?
No. Charter time may not be included in the applications.
Do partial years count toward the Avionics/Maintenance Technician and Support Services awards?
Yes, if you have at least six months of service within a year, round up to the next year.