Flying Safety Awards

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit Flying Safety Awards applications?

To streamline the award application and approval process, NBAA Members are invited to use the following secure, web-optimized applications:

Any NBAA Member Company employees submitting applications must have those applications verfied by the company's Member Representative or designated company officer. Member Representatives or designated alternates also have the ability to submit and verify applications on behalf of their flight department personnel.

An NBAA Member website password is required to use the 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.

May I submit applications in hardcopy or Adobe PDF formats?

Members are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the above web-based applications when submitting their award data. However, NBAA also continues to accept applications in hardcopy and Adobe PDF formats. For this option, Members must use the following PDF applications:

Application for Member Company Meritorious Safety Awards (98KB, PDF) (to be used by Members applying for the Corporate Business Flying Safety Award, Commercial Business Flying Safety Award and Aviation Maintenance Department Safety Award)

Application for ATP or Commercial Pilot Safety Award (104KB, PDF)

Application for Private Pilot Safety Award (87KB, PDF)

Application for Maintenance/Avionics Technician Safety Award (107KB, PDF)

Application for Aviation Support Services Safety Award (92KB, PDF)

NBAA no longer mails applications to Members in hardcopy. PDF applications may be either printed and mailed/faxed back to NBAA, or emailed as attachments to fsa-app@nbaa.org. 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 1, 2015.

  • Mail/overnight to 1200 G Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005, Tel: (202) 783-9000
  • Fax to (202) 331-8364

When do I submit 2015 Flying Safety Awards applications?

Award data for calendar year 2014 should be submitted anytime during the 2015 application period, i.e., Jan. 1 to March 1, 2015.

What is the Flying Safety Awards application deadline?

The application period for the 2015 Flying Safety Awards ends on March 1, 2015. Regardless of submission method, all applications must be completed, verified and submitted to NBAA no later than March 1, 2015.

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 the process for the NBAA Member Representative authorizing online applications submitted by his or her company's employees through the website?

When an employee submits a secure online Flying Safety Award application via the NBAA website, the NBAA Member Representative will receive an email requesting that he or she verifty the accuracy of the application. The application will be held, pending approval by the NBAA Member Representative, and will not be eligible to receive a Flying Safety Award unless the NBAA Member Representative provides this authorization.

Can the NBAA Member Representative authorize his or her own application?

Yes, the Member Representative can authorize his or her own application. 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.

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