“Oops, that was close!” Everyone in an aircraft or on the hangar floor has very likely spoken those words. But if they wanted to make sure nobody else made the same mistake, they also shared that experience to help prevent a repeat event that could result in loss of life, aircraft, or the business.
This spotlight on safety emphasizes the importance of reporting even minor incidents and introduces the free HAI Aviation Reporting Program (HARP). One of the most essential components of a successful Safety Management System is an active but non-punitive safety reporting system. If you do not already participate in an effective safety reporting program, consider using the HARP. Go to to learn more.