Why the Pegasus Safety Briefing?
Welcome aboard our New Year’s flight to Phoenix where the weather is sunny and the temperature is 27 degrees Celsius. We’ll be cruising at an altitude of 41,000 feet with an en route time of 2 hours 43 minutes. On climb out today we’re expecting some turbulence and ask that you remain seated with your seat belts secured. Once clear of the turbulence and the seat belt sign has been turned off, you are welcome to help yourself to coffee, refreshments, and…
Folks, we have just had a bird strike and are having a problem with our pressurization.
We will be returning to the airport.
Center, this is Citation [Alpha - Bravo - Charlie].
We’ve had a bird strike and are requesting an immediate return for landing.
Roger; Charlie - Foxtrot - Alpha - Bravo - Charlie
Turn Left to a heading of 340.
Descend to and maintain 12,000.
Are you declaring an emergency?
Not a scenario that anyone wants to find themselves in, yet it happens much more often than you would think, or that the media reports. In 2010, Canadian registered aircraft were involved in 244 accidents. Air Taxi operations averaged having 1 accident every 13 days. With that kind of frequency, as well as an ever growing aviation industry, the importance of passenger safety has never been more critical – and it begs the question… Have we done everything possible to prepare our passengers in the event of a potential emergency?
Hi, my name is Tom Zeiser, and I have been flying professionally for the past 38 years, accumulating over 15,000 hours of flight time, in 47 different types of aircraft. I have devoted my entire career to flying in general aviation aircraft. Over the years my passengers have included everyone from movie and rock stars to industry leaders and politicians, to the crews who work for the oil, forestry, and mining industries. I’ve flown them into mega cities, the arctic, and the remote oil patch runways.
Don’t get me wrong… commercial aviation is very safe.
The odds of being involved in an Airline accident are 1 chance in 11 million.
Air travel is now so safe that we unconsciously and complacently board an aircraft and fly away without any thought or concern about the process.
Airline travel is a sterile process, from your initial check-in to hailing a taxi at destination. The Customer Service Representatives, support staff, and flight crews ensure that your safety is their prime directive.
However, the world of general aviation is very different.
Facilities and personnel at these remote airports are limited. Often passengers are on their own to fend for themselves without any direction from airport staff.
And, critical emergency response teams may be up to 20 or 30 minutes away.
Additionally, passengers are often unaware of many of the potential hazards associated with flying on general aviation aircraft, and as a result, are putting themselves, and others, at risk. We need to change this!
The only way to eliminate these safety concerns is to clearly and effectively educate everyone who boards one of these aircraft. And that is where the PEGASUS Passenger Safety Briefing comes in… PEGASUS is a comprehensive video based online learning system that will inform and prepare each passenger in a matter of minutes.
Traditionally the concept of safety in air transportation lies with the air carrier, and more specifically with the aircrew providing the safety briefings. However, corporate due diligence has influenced a change in this philosophy. Safety has become the responsibility of everyone involved in air transportation.
By incorporating the 12 minute PEGASUS Passenger Safety Briefing:
YOUR COMPANY will enjoy a reduced cost in liability and insurance premiums AND fewer workplace related injuries while traveling on company business.
Your Company will also build on its reputation for industry leadership by promoting a proactive safety conscious corporate culture.
Additionally, a streamlined air transportation system with fewer passenger-related challenges translates into a greater contribution to the bottom line.
THE AIRLINE will also benefit by demonstrating to Transport Canada that the air carrier has adopted a proactive approach to “Risk Management” and their company’s “SMS” or, [Safety Management System.]
They will also benefit by mitigating their liability in the event of an accident or incident.
And, by providing a comprehensive safety briefing which complements and enhances the existing pre-flight briefing, it gives peace of mind to the flight crew knowing that their passengers are well informed and know how to handle themselves in abnormal situations
AS A PASSENGER,
Your anxiety and frustration will be reduced because
You will know what to pack, what to wear, and where to go.
You will be empowered by knowing what to do, and how to conduct yourself in normal and abnormal situations, thereby minimizing any danger.
Your knowledge of what to do in an emergency situation may Save A Life!
Today, if you were to board a helicopter heading out to sea to visit an off shore oil rig, you would be required to view a safety briefing before boarding.
In the very near future, it will be mandatory for everyone who intends to cross the ramp, or is boarding a general aviation aircraft to be signed off on a comprehensive safety briefing.
The PEGASUS Briefing can to be tailor made
to fit your company’s specific needs and requirements.
I invite you to commit today and make the PEGASUS Passenger Safety Briefing an integral part of YOUR passengers’ proactive safety plan.
Join other general aviation industry leaders
as we raise the bar on passenger safety.
With over 30 years in the aviation industry, Tom Zeiser is a corporate pilot, public speaker, author of the book "Soaring Sales" and instructor of an on-line safety course called "The Passenger Safety Awareness Program.” Tom has spoken at numerous events in Canada and the United States and is featured regularly in news articles relating to the aviation industry. Tom is available for public speaking events and private training sessions.