As previously mentioned in a communication from the AFA Alaska Master Executive Council (MEC), pre-merger Virgin America Flight Attendants will soon be participating in the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP). ASAP is an FAA program that allows Flight Attendants to self-disclose unintentional violations of CFRs or company safety policy without fear of disciplinary action from management or enforcement action from the FAA. The intent of the program is to improve procedure, processes, and training through increased reporting of safety-related incidents that might otherwise go unreported.
Management will soon be putting out more information about ASAP, including a required computer based training (CBT) and information about the start date of the program for pre-merger VX Flight Attendants
Your AFA ASAP Representative
As part of the program, all ASAP reports received are de-identified (names and identifying information removed) and then reviewed by an Event Review Committee (ERC) made up of one representative each from AFA, the Company, and the FAA. Brad Young has been appointed as the AFA ASAP ERC Representative for pre-merger Virgin America Flight Attendants.
Brad has been a San Francisco-based Flight Attendant with Virgin America for 8 years.
In 2012 and again in July of 2013, Brad assisted with a handful of fellow Flight Attendants in approaching, educating, signing and achieving enough cards for a successful vote to help bring representation to the Virgin America Flight Attendants.
“The Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) is a critical component in the success of the Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants and there is no better time to be involved in this unique and successful program to involve the Virgin America Flight Attendants. With the assistance of AFA, my role in the ASAP will take us all to the next level of airline safety and security out on the line for our workgroup,” says Brad.
Brad graduated from Sierra College with a degree in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement and Psychology. Prior to joining Virgin America, Brad worked for the State outside Sacramento, California. Brad is currently studying several degree courses at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Aviation Security and Safety Management.
Brad currently resides in San Jose, California where he enjoys being outdoors, being an aviation history nerd, landscape photography, cooking and studying to get his Private Pilots License (PPL) for recreation.
Learn More About ASAP
In addition to the company’s CBT that will be released soon, you can find more information about the program on the ASAP page of the AFA Alaska website. ASAP resources are also available on the FAA website.
ASAP-related questions can be directed to pmVX ASAP ERC Representative Brad Young at firstname.lastname@example.org
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