Bob Baron [Guest Author]

Dr. Robert Baron is the President and Chief Consultant of The Aviation Consulting Group. He has over 24 years of experience in the aviation industry. As a consultant, he has assisted a multitude of aviation organizations in the development of their Human Factors, SMS, CRM, and LOSA training programs. Dr. Baron is also an adjunct professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and teaches courses on aviation safety and human factors subjects. Dr. Baron can be contacted through his company’s Web site at

This guest author’s views are entirely his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

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Human Factors Funnel Model

The Human Factors Funnel Model – Another Window on Error Causation

Understanding the nature of error causation is important for any organization, and this can be particularly critical within the general aviation (GA) world. Human Factors Funnel Model (HFFM) is a conceptual framework meant to provide another useful window on error causation. Here’s a brief […]

December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Complacency in the Work Environment and How It Affects SMS

Complacency in the Work Environment and How It Affects SMS

Just because you haven’t had an accident does not mean you won’t have one. Having a safety management system (SMS) in place may increase operational safety of your overall flight department if properly utilized. Complacency, however, continues to be a problem both in terms of SMS implementation and following established SMS procedures once a system […]

November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Perceptions of Safety

Perceptions of Safety

Perceived safety can be a comforting thought. The perception that no harm will come to you, colleagues, or loved ones provides a sense of peace and security. For operators in high-risk industries such as aviation (including both commercial and business aviation aspects) […]

August 21, 2012 | 1 Comment More