Aviation career school director Josh Smith assists in the release of the Helicopter Pilots Model Code of Conduct
Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Oakland director Josh Smith is a member of the Permanent Editorial Board of the Aviators Model Code of Conduct. As such, he works with several other prominent figures in the aviation industry. This group of aviation experts includes both current and former aviation school professors from the United States Air Force Academy among several other talented people with interesting aviation careers. Together they provide editorial oversight and stewardship of the Aviators Model Code of Conduct (AMCC), various implementations of the Code of Conduct, and supporting materials. The AMCC is for use by aviation practitioners including pilots, aviation mechanics, organizations, aviation career schools, and the entire aviation community.
On July 13, the AMCC release the Helicopter Pilots Model Code of Conduct (HMCC). The Code of Conduct presents a vision of helicopter aviation excellence within its seven sections:
- General Responsibilities of Helicopter Pilots
- Passengers and People on the Surface
- Training and Proficiency
- Environmental Issues
- Use of Technology
- Advancement and Promotion of Aviation
The HMCC is a living document and will be periodically updated to reflect changes in standards, practice, and the aviation environment. The Helicopter Pilots Model Code of Conduct is the latest in the family of aviators’ codes including the Aviation Maintenance Technicians, Aviators, Flight Instructors, Glider Aviators, Light Sport Aviators, Seaplane Pilots, and Student Pilots Model Code of Conduct. Developed as a volunteer effort, each is available as a free public service along with supporting materials.