Single-Pilot Operator Program
For part 91 commercial operators, guides, lodge owners, and Part 135 single pilot operators
The Medallion Foundation’s newest program is called, the Single-Pilot Operator Star Program designed specifically for part 91 commercial operators, guides, lodge owners, and Part 135 single pilot operators.
As Medallion Foundation is dedicated to increasing aviation safety in Alaska, we recognized an opportunity for improvement in working with the unique needs of small operators. The Single-Pilot Operator Star Program is designed specifically to meet the operational aspects of part 91 commercial single-pilot operators, lodge owners and guides, and Part 135 single pilot operators through repackaging the Medallion Foundation five Star/Shield Program into a program designed to accommodate the unique size and scope of the operations.
This program combines aspects of all five of the Medallion Shield functional areas: CFIT Avoidance, Operational Control, Safety, Maintenance and Ground Service, and Internal Auditing, into a manageable program for single-pilot operators.
The Medallion Foundation’s Single-Pilot Operator Star Program will assist in developing and incorporating the required policies and procedures to meet the intent of the program. However, it will be the responsibility of the client to take ownership by writing the program for their company and making sure it fits within the scope of their particular operation.
The highlights of each functional area include:
Reducing the risks associated while flying in and around conditions of deteriorating visibility, flat-light, and white-out.
Utilization of Medallion (or client-supplied) Aviation Training Devices in developing and practicing CFIT avoidance maneuvers and weather scenarios.
Development and implementation of flight risk- assessment procedures
Enhanced weight and balance information
Development and implementation of flight following procedures
Emergency Response Planning
Maintenance and Ground Service:
This segment involves the development of procedures that enhance service and operational aspects of maintenance (scheduled and non-scheduled) and areas of ground service.
This part of the single pilot program helps the customer develop a simple internal audit program that helps the owner(s) ensure the program requirements are continuing to be met.
The Medallion Foundation is looking forward to working with single-pilot operators in this program and will provide guidance, tools, equipment, and training designed to assist clients in meeting program objectives.
Please contact the Medallion Foundation, with any questions you may have, for more information, or to get signed up and started with the program.
Safe Pilots ~ Safe Skies