The Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences was privileged to host Capt James R Lee, the former US Coast Guard pilot and currently Captain and Lead Line Check Pilot for the B717 and CS100 aircraft, on 15th March 2018. Capt Lee held guest lecture about his rich military and civil career as well as Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) that enables pilots to report errors to their company without risk of disciplinary action and Threat and Error Management (TEM) tool that enables crews to learn new strategies to identify threats in advance, how to prevent errors from reoccurring and the importance of creating time when faced with uncertain circumstances. The lecture was held for all military and civil pilot students at the Department of aeronautics. It was very interesting and the students had a lot of questions for the captain.
The Department of Aeronautics is privileged to host Capt James R Lee, on March 15th 2018 at 10.15 AM, in lecture room D3, Building 70. Captain Lee is a former US Coast Guard pilot and currently Captain and Lead Line Check Pilot for the B717 and CS100 aircraft. Official language of the lecture is English and the chairman will be Full Professor Tino Bucak, PhD. The most interesting details from captain’s CV are presented below. You are all invited, welcome!
Captain Lee graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy with a BS degree in Applied Mathematics in 1986. He was initially assigned as a Deck Watch Officer on the Coast Guard Cutter Buttonwood, a buoy tender in the Gulf of Mexico. After that he attended US Navy Flight Training and was then assigned to fly theCoast Guard’s HC-130H aircraft. After tours of duty in Clearwater FL and Kodiak, AK, Lee left the Coast Guard and was hired by Delta Air Lines in Atlanta GA in 1996. During his time with Delta, Captain Lee has accumulated more than 20,000 flight hours in the B727, MD88, MD90, B737, B757, B767, B717 and CS100 aircraft.
In 2011 Captain Lee was selected to become a Line Check Pilot on the MD88. Line Check Pilots are responsible for training and evaluating new line pilots as well as conducting “standardization checks” on current line pilots. In 2013 Captain Lee was selected to become a Lead Line Check Pilot for the B717. Lead Line Check Pilots not only train, evaluate and check line pilots, they are also responsible for the training and mentoring of Line Check Pilots. In 2016 Captain Lee was selected to become a Lead Line Check Pilot on the new CS100 Aircraft.
Over the last several years Captain Lee has also been a key member of Delta’s ASAP ERC team. Aviation Safety Action Program or ASAP is a system that enables Pilots to report errors to their company without risk of disciplinary action. This arrangement promotes a “just culture” and enable the airline to adjust pilot training and education bases on the feedback that comes through the ASAP system. Some events that are reported via the ASAP system are egregious enough that the crew requires additional Threat and Error Management training. This training is conducted in a non-punitive manner and is designed to ensure crew competency. Captain Lee has served as one of two primary “de-briefers” that are responsible for conducting this training.
As a “de-briefer” Captain Lee has conducted more than 100 face to face interviews with crews that have made serious errors. These interviews include a discussion of the technical issues as well as the Human Factors issues that contributed to the event. Delta has developed and Threat and Error Management (TEM) Tool that enables crews to learn new strategies to identify threats in advance, how to prevent errors from reoccurring and the importance of creating time when faced with uncertain circumstances. The combination of ASAP, ERC debriefing and the TEM model are ground breaking and have placed Delta at the forefront of aviation safety in North America.
Continuing with good cooperation with the industry, representatives of Croatia Airlines held a meeting with undergraduate students (commercial pilot module) on Wednesday June 8 at the Department of Aeronautics. Meeting was initiated by capt. Josip Grgec, Director of Operations, accompanied by capt. Tomo Hubak (Dash Q400) and f/o Nikica Klasić (A319/320). All of them are alumni of our Faculty. Capt. Grgec explained the need for educated pilots at the company, possibilities for professional development, and relayed his observations on pilot’s market worldwide. Capt. Hubak and f/o Klasić told their stories and personal experience on their journey from graduated aeronautical students to airline pilots. Very interested part of the meeting was capt. Grgec’s explanation of future training plans and possibilities of employment within the company. Students expressed their interest by attending the lecture in large number and by asking a lot of proficient and well structurated questions. We hope that this kind of gathering will continue in the future.
On 28 April 2016 graduate students of the Department of Aeronautics, led by the teachers, Tomislav Radišić and Jurica Ivošević, visited the Laboratory for Remote Sensing and GIS of the Faculty of Forestry, University of Zagreb. The visit came at the invitation of the Head of the Laboratory and vice dean of the Faculty, Professor Renata Pernar, who was, together with her team, a very cordial host.
The visit, held in a constructive and friendly atmosphere, was divided into two parts. First part was the presentation of interesting projects which use remote sensing technology in the field of forestry. In the second part of the visit students were introduced to practical examples of analogue and digital image processing. Both parts are very important for understanding the practical uses of theoretical knowledge acquired at Airborne Reconnaissance and Surveillance course and later at Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Operations course.
We hope to continue cooperation in the coming years.
On 23 November 2015, a lecture on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) operations regulation was held by Damir Bezik (Croatian Civil Aviation Agency) at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences. Mr. Bezik, who is the Head of the Flight Operations Department at CCAA, presented the relevant international and national regulation with emphasis on documentation required for class C and D operations.
The lecture was intended for second year students of the graduate study program in aeronautics as an addition to the coursework of the two courses: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operations and Quality Management in Aviation. Part of the coursework in these two courses is development, building and operation of the UAV (hexacopter) and creation of the documentation needed for the establishment of the UAV operations organization.
The lecture was also attended by prof. Stjepan Bogdan and his team from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, prof. Škorput from the Department of Intelligent Transportation Systems (FPZ), and Mr. Tihomir Šašić from the In2 Ltd.
Dana 13.10.2015. u amfiteatru (objekt 69, ZUK Borongaj) od 08:00-09:30 sati bit će održano predavanje na temu Razvoj ATM-a u Europi i uloga Hrvatske kontrole zračne plovidbe d.o.o., predavanje će održati g. Dragan Bilać, direktor Hrvatske kontrole zračne plovidbe d.o.o.
On July 9 2015 a workshop was held for the teachers of HUSK and HZNS at the Department of Aeronautics.
According to HUSK Operations Manual it is defined that all teaching personnel participating in the theoretical training of air traffic controllers has to go through the initial training, renewal of knowledge and standardization of teachers. At the same time, they need to be continuously informed about the quality management system (i.e. acceptable means of compliance), and about the safety management system, as well as have refresher courses on teaching methods. When the above mentioned conditions are met, teachers’ certificates will be extended.
The workshop was organized by Biljana Juričić, Ph.D. and Anita Domitrović, Ph.D. Over forty members of teaching personnel participated in the workshop. Biljana Juričić, Ph.D. gave a presentation on EU regulation 2015/340, which affects HUSK training center and she also talked about the changes that are to happen as a result of it in the near future. Anita Domitrović, Ph.D. gave a presentation on pilot training in ATO according to PART FCL. The first guest speakers was Goran Vojković, Ph.D. who gave a presentation on the authorities of the European Union and the adoption of regulations in the EU. The second guest was Kristina Škaler, B.Eng. who talked about various approaches to teaching different generations of students.
Dana 23. travnja 2015. na Zavodu za aeronautiku, na inicijativu Kluba studenata aeronautike, održano je pozvano predavanje na temu ‘Život prometnog pilota’. Predavanje je održao gospodin Igor Raus, pilot na zrakoplovu Dash 8 Croatia Airlinesa, koji je govorio o svome školovanju, karijeri vojnog pilota na zrakoplovima PC-9 i Mig 21, te prelasku i nastavku karijere u civilnom zrakoplovstvu. Od posebnog interesa bio je opis radnog dana koji obuhvaća odlazak na posao, pripremu leta i zrakoplova te odvijanje leta prema segmentima. Cijelo predavanje bilo je popraćeno anegdotama koje su opisivale stvarne situacije koje je g.Raus iskusio tijekom karijere.
Zavod za aeronautiku zahvaljuje hrvatskoj zrakoplovnoj tvrtki Croatia Airlines na potpori pri organizaciji ovog događaja, te posebno g. Igoru Rausu na vremenu i trudu koje je izdvojio za ovu aktivnost, kao i za – već tradicionalno – održano predavanje na temu operativnog planiranja leta u okviru kolegija Planiranje letenja i performanse II koje je prethodilo.
Dana 24. listopada 2014. s početkom u 8:00 sati na Fakultetu prometnih znanosti (ZUK Borongaj, objekt 70, dvorana D3) g. Dragan Bilać, dipl. ing., direktor Hrvatske kontrole zračne plovidbe d.o.o. (HKZP), održao je pozvano predavanje na temu Smjernice razvoja ATM-a u Europi i uloga Hrvatske kontrole zračne plovidbe. Osim općih informacija o povijesti HKZP-a, organizacijskoj strukturi, sustavu financiranja te oblasnim kontrolama i području pokrivanja, izložena je i analiza trenda promjene prometa u zadnjoj dekadi kao i analiza mjesečnog prometa u posljednje 3 godine. Također, predstavljena je i analiza kašnjenja u posljednjih 7 godina, a trostruko smanjenje kašnjenja u 2013.g. u odnosu na 2012.g postignuto
je planiranjem, sektoriranjem, automatizacijom, poboljšanjem operativne tehnologije i tehnološkom napretku sustava kao i timskom radu. Osim navedenoga bilo je govora i o COOPANS-u, modernim izazovima FAB CE-a, BEST simulatoru te projektu TOPLINK kao dijelu SESAR-a, koji završava 2016.g.
Po završetku izlaganja, auditorij je imao priliku za postavljanje pitanja i raspravu o aktualnim temama u području kontrole leta.
Moderator predavanja bila je doc.dr.sc. Biljana Juričić, voditeljica Katedre za kontrolu leta.