An Evaluation of Safety Seminars
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE
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Four versions of an evaluation form, each of which had a set of common items, were distributed at safety seminars conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration. These evaluation forms assessed participant satisfaction with seminars, perceptions of the seminar content and the presenter, frequency of attendance at seminars, aviation qualifications and experience, seminar content, format and venue preferences, access to computer and video technology for training delivery, self-perceived knowledge and proficiency, training activities, and maintenance activities. Seminar evaluation forms were received for 226 seminars, representing approximately 66 of the FAA Flight Standards District Offices. A total of 5,615 seminar forms were received, approximately equally divided among the four form versions. This represents approximately 44 of the reported attendance at the 226 safety seminars. Seminar participants consistently rated the seminars favorably. Of the participants, 99 reported that they were satisfied with the seminar, 99 would recommend seminars to fellow pilots, and 96 either definitely or probably will attend another safety seminar in the next year. Data on computer and video ownership and use suggest that computer-based training might be a feasible means for disseminating training programs. Over half of the participants reported membership in at least one flying organization, and almost half reported that they had performed some preventive maintenance on an aircraft during the previous six months. The data provided by the study may be used to guide the content and format of future seminars, while supporting the development of alternative forms of training delivery.
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