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Ryan Field Airport Runway Safety Action Team (RSAT) Meeting
Stephen Corcoran and J. Fernando Morales III, discuss recent incident history and facilitate open discussion of Runway Safety.
Date and Time:
Thursday, September 30, 2021, starting at 09:00 Arizona Download Calendar File
ATCT Personnel, FAA Runway Safety, Airport Administration, FAASTeam Manager
Brief Description:

Stephen Corcoran,  Ryan Field Air Traffic Control Tower, Manager
J. Fernando Morales III, FAA Runway Safety Program Manager,
AWP Runway Safety Group:
Runway incursions remain a serious concern nationally. One important component of our ongoing effort to improve surface safety at RYN Airport involves conducting a Runway safety Action Team (RSAT) meeting at least once each year.

The purpose of this RSAT meeting is to unite those individuals and organizations that are actively involved in air traffic operations and movement of aircraft, vehicles and equipment on the Airport Operations Area (AOA). We look for participation from all major airport interests including tenants, fixed base operators, airport operations, maintenance personnel and airport users.

Participants are asked to help develop recommendations and solutions to enhance surface safety. Those recommendations serve as the foundation for a site-specific Runway Safety Action Plan.




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Location of Seminar:
Hybrid - Zoom or Ryan Field KRYN
9698 W. Ajo Highway

Tucson, AZ 85735
Directions to Venue:

Note: Prior to attending a safety seminar please review and abide by current CDC, State and Local health guidelines.

This is a "hybrid" meeting providing an opportunity to attend via Zoom or in person.

In person registration instructions: Seating is limited.   RSVP to Stephen Corcoran,  Ryan Field Air Traffic Control Tower, Manager, at Stephen.Corcoran@serco-na.com. Please Include your name, organization, phone number, and email address.
RSVP for in-person no later than September 23, 2021.
Then, register on  https://www.faasafety.gov/. An account is not required for registration though it is welcomed and encouraged.

Fly-ins: Taxi to the parking apron. Meeting is in the Terminal Building south of the ramp.

Driving: From Tucson on I-19 south take Exit 99, SR 86/Ajo Way. Turn right at the end of the ramp. Stay on Ajo Way for 14 miles, the airport will be on the right.

Driving: I-19 northbound take exit 95, Valencia Rd. At the top of the ramp turn left and head west approximately 14 miles. Valencia Rd. ends at W. Ajo Highway at the airport's east entrance. Turn left onto W. Ajo Highway. The terminal is approximately 1/4 mile on the right.

Instructions for attending via Zoom  Please register up to meeting time on your  https://www.faasafety.gov/ account. An  https://https://www.faasafety.gov/ account is not required for registration though it is welcomed and encouraged.

Zoom information:
FAA ZoomGov Meeting Optional ways to join are: Click to Join: https://faavideo.zoomgov.com/j/16088458935 Passcode: 118.175 Phone Dial-In: • Call 1-888-924-3239; enter Meeting ID: 160 8845 8935Passcode: 118.175 Unmute or mute yourself by pressing #6 Mobile App: • Download the 'Zoom Cloud Meetings' App. • Select 'Join a Meeting' and enter Meeting ID: 160 8845 8935 • Passcode: 118.175 Traditional VTC Room System (Via Polycom, Tandberg or Cisco): • Dial/Call the following IP address 160 8845 8935 @sip.zoomgov.com (No Spaces) • If Applicable, with meeting ID . < passcode 118.175 > @ sip.zoomgov.com • Press #1 to bring up the menu to unmute, mute, change the view and additional features.

Please email your recommendations, comments and/or questions  to Stephen Corcoran at Stephen.Corcoran@serco-na.com

This event provides WINGS credit.
For WINGS credit:
In person: Initial for attendance or
sign in on the Attendance Roster provided on site.
On Zoom : Please write the name and email you use for your https://www.faasafety.gov/ account in the Chat on Zoom.

This meeting is expected to adjourn at 10:00 Arizona time (GMT -7)

Fly-in Seminar?:
200 seats at the facility, 182 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Scottsdale FSDO FAASTeam
Contact Information:
Lee Unger
Phone: 520-990-3792
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

This event would not be possible without the active participation and collaboration amongst FAA Runway Safety, Air Traffic Control, Airport Management, and Airport Users.

Speakers include:
Stephen Corcoran, Ryan Field Air Traffic Control Tower, Manager
J. Fernando Morales III, FAA Runway Safety Program Manager
Allen Kinnison, Director Airside Operations, Tucson Airport Authority, Airport Management

Will Roosma, Airside Operations Officer, Tucson Airport Authority, Airport Management
Ernest R. Copeland, FAA Safety Team Program Manager (Airworthiness) Scottsdale Flight Standards District Office

Runway incursions are a major factor in aviation safety.  While many things have been done to reduce the accident rate in General Aviation and the Air Carrier Industry, both sides of the aviation house are still experiencing far too many runway incursions.  This could be the result of "Read back - Hear back" issues, poor airport signage, pilot inattention/knowledge, expectation bias, or a combination of factors.  Runway safety is a major concern for all pilots and if you have been around aviation for a long period of time you have probably seen some close calls on the runways and taxiways, or even been involved in some yourself. 

FAA Runway Safety https://www.faa.gov/airports/runway_safety/videos/
"From the Flight Deck" video series provides pilots with actual runway approach and airport taxiway footage captured with cockpit mounted cameras, combined with diagrams and visual graphics to clearly identify hot spots and other safety-sensitive items.
"Runway Safety Pilot Simulator" video series a self-guided resource to assist flight instructors with teaching student pilots surface safety best practices, before they step foot into the cockpit.

Runway Pilot Simulator "UNABLE" https://www.runwaysafetysimulator.com/

New Ways to Preflight Your Destination By Susan K. Parson, FAA Safety Briefing Editor

In “Additional Event Documents” below, find links to National and Local safety material.

Thank You!  A message from your FAASTeam.

Ernest R. Copeland, FAA Safety Team Program Manager (Airworthiness)
Federal Aviation Administration, Scottsdale Flight Standards District Office

Craig A. Tompkins, FAA Safety Team Program Manager (Operations)
Federal Aviation Administration, Flight Standards District Office/Scottsdale, AZ






Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 1
1 Hour Total for AMT
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Runway Safety Action Team (RSAT) Meetings