At VFA Safety is Our Highest Priority
VFA holds staff, students, and renters to the highest degree of safety through a robust system of operating procedures, maintenance practices, and continuous improvement. Our attention to safety and training excellence is an integral component of our organization and contributes to our culture of safety and excellence.
VFA Values: S.A.F.E.T.Y
- Safety– Safety is at the core of everything we do at VFA. It is a way of life, and each person has a personal obligation to ensure that they do their part to maintain a safety culture.
- Adaptability– We do everything we can to accommodate YOUR schedule and YOUR needs. Open 7 days a week all year round, there’s always room for you here.
- Fun– Though we run our school professionally, we never forget to have fun. Fun is a huge part of our training and our organization’s culture.
- Experience– The experience of our team of CFIs and office staff ensures you a positive, professional experience every time.
- Training– Whatever pilot certificate, rating, or endorsement you are looking to obtain, we have someone to teach you!
- You– Last but certainly not least, YOU (our customers, our staff, and our partners) are the most important part of VFA, and we do everything we can to make your goals and aspirations come true.
The VFA Safety Commitment
At VFA, we don’t just talk about safety; we live it. Our Safety Commitment includes:
- An Emergency Response Plan that is robust and regularly reviewed, ensuring preparedness for any situation.
- Quick Reference Cards in all aircraft, providing immediate guidance for unplanned landings and emergencies.
- A proactive Safety Reporting System that encourages the reporting and analysis of even the smallest safety concerns to prevent incidents.
- A Comprehensive Safety Culture: At VFA, safety is not just a responsibility—it’s a shared value that permeates our entire organization. From the leadership team to each staff member and student, we foster an environment where safety is a collective commitment. This culture of safety is reflected in our day-to-day operations, decision-making processes, and ongoing training, ensuring that safety is always at the forefront of everything we do.
We believe that understanding and mitigating risk is a critical part of flight training and operations. Our approach to risk assessment is dynamic, involving continuous training for our staff and customers to recognize and manage risks from the planning stage to the post-flight review. This culture of vigilance helps us maintain safety not just as a protocol, but as a mindset ingrained in every action we take.
For any inquiries about our safety practices, or to discuss how we can assist you in your flight training and aviation goals, please reach out to us.