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Background

Background

FAA-sponsored safety seminars are used to provide safety training to pilots. The effectiveness of the program has been debated, as voluntary attendance is often low (estimated at 40% in 2002 compared to 45% during 1998, the last time attendance was surveyed). Previous evaluations of the pilot population have been designed primarily to provide a "snap shot" for comparison purposes. The objectives of the present survey are to identify reasons why some pilots don't attend seminars, assess the perceived effectiveness of the program, determine whether pilots believe the program has had an impact on accident prevention, and to identify alternative dissemination techniques and topics for future seminars that are of particular interest to the pilots.