Code of Conduct

AKRON AIRPORT CODE OF CONDUCT

This Code of Conduct applies to the Christian Airmen Inc. (CAI) Board Members, CAI Members, Employees, Instructors, Pilots, Hangar Tenants, Contractors, Visitors and Guests.

12/27/2019

CAI Requirement: “You will endeavor to conduct yourself in a good moral, ethical and honest manner while engaging in any activities of the Christian Airmen organization.”

OVERVIEW

  1. Make Safety your highest priority for you, your passengers and      people on the ground.  Participate in recurrent training, improve proficiency, participate in flight safety education programs, and remain vigilant.

  2. Be professional, courteous, friendly and welcoming to each other and our visitors.

  3. Remain vigilant and immediately report suspicious, reckless or illegal activities. (AOPA Airport Watch Program)

  4. Be a good neighbor and follow Akron Jesson Field Noise Abatement Procedures and mitigate aircraft noise over noise sensitive areas.  Respect and protect environmentally sensitive areas (e.g. Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge with minimum altitude 2,000 feet AGL)

  5. Avoid behaviors that are, or might be perceived as harassment, sexual harassment, bullying, stalking or intimidation. Bullying may include: cyber-bullying, exclusion, gesture bullying, physical bullying and mental bullying.

  6. Social Media – Be thoughtful in all communications and posts on social media. Avoid communications that would not be acceptable at Akron or could affect the work environment. People on the airport cannot harass, threaten, libel or defame fellow pilots, tenants, employees, contractors or visitors. Harassing comments, obscenities or similar conduct that would violate the Akron Airport’s policies or contribute to or create a hostile work environment are prohibited

  7. The Akron Airport strictly prohibits any form of workplace violence or harassment by any person on the airport.

 

I.  GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF AVIATORS (Source 2)

   Pilots should:

  1. Make safety the highest priority,

  2. Seek excellence in airmanship

  3. Develop and exercise good judgment and sound principles of aeronautical decision-making,

  4. Recognize and manage risks effectively, and use sound principles of risk management,

  5. Maintain situational awareness, and adhere to prudent operating practices and personal operating parameters (e.g., minimums),

  6. Aspire to professionalism,

  7. Act with responsibility and courtesy, and

  8. Adhere to applicable laws and regulations.

 

II. PASSENGERS AND PEOPLE ON THE SURFACE

   Pilots should:

  1. Maintain passenger safety first and then reasonable passenger comfort,

  2. Manage risk and avoid unnecessary risk to passengers, to people and property on the surface, and to people in other aircraft,

  3. Brief passengers on planned flight procedures and inform them of any significant or unusual risk associated with the flight,

  4. Seek to prevent unsafe conduct by passengers, and

  5. Avoid operations that may alarm, disturb, or endanger passengers or people on the surface.

III. TRAINING AND PROFICIENCY

   Pilots should:

  1. Participate in regular recurrent training to maintain and improve proficiency beyond legal requirements,

  2. Participate in flight safety education programs,

  3. Remain vigilant and avoid complacency,

  4. Train to recognize and deal effectively with emergencies,

  5. Prepare for and review each lesson carefully, and

  6. Maintain an accurate log to satisfy training and currency requirements.

 

IV. SECURITY

   Pilots should:

  1. Seek to maintain the security of all persons and property associated with their aviation activities,

  2. Remain vigilant and immediately report suspicious, reckless, or illegal activities (AOPA Airport Watch Program),

  3. Become familiar with the latest security regulations, and

  4. Avoid special-use airspace except when approved or necessary in an emer­genc­y.

 

V. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Pilots should:

  1. Recognize and seek to mitigate the environmental impact of aircraft operations,

  2. Minimize the discharge of fuel, oil, and other chemicals into the environment during refueling, preflight preparations, servicing, and flight operations,

  3. Respect and protect environmentally sensitive areas (e.g. Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, minimum altitude 2,000 ft. AGL),

  4. Comply with applicable noise-abatement procedures and mitigate aircraft noise near noise-sensitive areas (see Akron Airport Noise Abatement Procedures), and

  5. Review and adhere to prudent hazardous materials handling procedures.

 

VI. USE OF TECHNOLOGY

Pilots should:

  1. Become familiar with, and properly use, appropriate technologies,

  2. Monitor applicable airport advisory frequencies and report positions accurately when approaching airports without an operating control tower and other higher-risk areas, if radio-equipped,

  3. Use transponders or other position-indicating technologies during flight operations, if available or otherwise directed by ATC, and use ATC radar advisories for VFR en-route operations,

  4. Carry redundant transceivers and navigational equipment and use them in appropriate circumstances, and

  5. Use flight simulators and training devices as available and appropriate.

 

VII. ADVANCEMENT AND PROMOTION OF AVIATION

  Pilots should:

  1. Advance and promote aviation safety and adherence to the Code of Conduct,

  2. Volunteer in and contribute to organizations that promote aviation, and use their skills to contribute to society at large—and encourage other pilots to do so as well,

  3. Demonstrate appreciation for aviation professionals and service providers,

  4. Advance an aviation culture that values openness, humility, positive attitudes, and the pursuit of personal improvement,

  5. Promote ethical behavior within the aviation community, and

  6. Mentor new and future pilots.

 

VIII. PROMOTE A SAFE, HEALTHY AND SECURE Workplace (Source 3)

We are all responsible and accountable for promoting a safe, healthy and secure workplace and have a duty of care to each other.

  1. Take care of your health and safety and the health and safety of others

  2. Avoid behavior, which is, or might reasonably be perceived as, harassing, sexual harassment, or bullying.

  3. You have a right to work in an environment free from harassment, regardless of whether the harasser is a co-worker, manager, customer, vendor or visitor. (Source5)

 

IX. HARRASSMENT (Source 4)

Harassment is defined as slurs and other verbal or physical conduct when the conduct

 

  1. Has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment

  2. Has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or

  3. Otherwise adversely affects an individual’s employment opportunities

 

Harassment often consists of a series of incidents, which are found to be severe or pervasive enough to create a hostile work environment. (Source 4)  Harassment can occur in the workplace, after hours, or on social media. (Source 6)

 

X. SEXUAL HARRASSMENT (Source 4)

 

Sexual harassment includes any unwelcome sexual advance or request for sexual favors or conduct of a sexual nature when:

  1. Submission to such conduct is made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of an individual’s employment

  2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis of an employment or service decision affecting the individual or

  3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering with the work performance of an employee or volunteer or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment

 

XI. BULLYING (Source 4)

 

Bullying is characterized by the following criteria

  1. It is aggressive behavior or intentional harm doing

  2. It is carried out repeatedly and over time and

  3. It occurs within an interpersonal relationship characterized by an imbalance of power. Personality conflicts or not liking someone are not considered bullying

 

There is a broad range of conduct, which may be considered bullying

Examples of bullying conduct include:

  1.  Cyber bullying - overt or covert behaviors using digital technologies, including hardware such as computers and smartphones, and software such as social media, instant messaging, texts, websites and other online platforms. This may include abusive or hurtful texts, emails or posts, images or videos, nasty gossip or rumors, imitating others online or using their login.

  2. Exclusion – socially or physically excluding or disregarding a person in work-related activities

  3. Gesture bullying – nonverbal threatening gestures including glances that convey threatening messages

  4. Physical bullying – pushing, shoving, kicking, poking, tripping, assault, threat of physical assault or damage to a person’s work area or property

  5. Social bullying – sometimes this is referred to as covert bullying. It is carried out behind the bullied person’s back and designed to harm someone’s social reputation and/or cause humiliation. Activities include lying, gossip, spreading rumors, playing jokes to embarrass and humiliate and damaging someone’s reputation or social acceptance

  6. Verbal bullying – slandering, ridiculing or defaming a person or his or her family, persistent name calling that is hurtful, insulting or humiliating, abusive and offensive remarks

 

XII. SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Board members, shareholders, instructors, pilots, tenants, customers and visitors associated with the Akron Airport should be thoughtful in all communications and posts on social media. At all times, this group must avoid any communication that would not be acceptable in the Akron Airport or could affect the work environment, such as starting fights, threatening violence, using obscenity, ethnic slurs, or personal insults. People on the airport cannot harass, threaten, libel or defame fellow pilots, tenants, employees, contractors or visitors. In general, it is always wise to remember that what is said in social media can often be seen by anyone. Accordingly, harassing comments, obscenities or similar conduct that would violate the Akron Airport’s policies or contribute to or create a hostile work environment is prohibited.

 

Making knowingly false accusations and statements on social media concerning the Akron Airport and/or a board member, employee, pilot, tenant, customer or visitor is also prohibited.

 

Posting of content that would violate the Akron Airport Code of Conduct is prohibited. (Source 7)

 

XIII. Workplace Violence (Source 8)

 

The Akron Airport strictly prohibits any form of workplace violence by any member, employee, pilot, tenant, instructor, contractor, customer or visitor to the airport.

 

Workplace violence includes any behavior that creates emotional distress or a reasonable fear of injury.  Examples of behaviors, which constitute workplace violence, include, but are not limited to:

  1. Possession of firearms, ammunitions, knives or weapons of any kind on airport property, to the extent permitted by law.

  2. Theft or vandalism of property belonging to the Airport, tenants, pilots, board members, members, pilots, customers and visitors.

  3. Threats, intimidation, gestures, stalking, coercion, bullying, harassment, assaults or other attacks on anyone associated with the airport.

  4. Aggressive or hostile acts such as shouting, use of profanity or offensive language, horseplay, fighting, throwing of objects.

  5. Threats, harassment or abuse of another person, including a family or household member at or from the airport.

  6. Any other behavior prohibited by the Akron Airport’s Code of Conduct

 

Sources:

  1. Christian Airmen Inc., Application for Membership

  2. Aviators Model Code of Conduct (www.secureav.com)

  3. Sydney Airport: Code of Conduct

  4. Chicago Department of Aviation Code of Conduct

  5. Integer Code of Conduct.  (Note: Integer is the parent company of         Greatbatch Medical)

  6. Integer U.S. Associate Handbook

  7. Integer Social Media Handbook

  8. EHSS Violence Free Workplace Policy (Integer)

 

 

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