In conversation with Red Arrows David ‘Monty’ Montenegro

Friday, April 1, 2022

Baines Simmons is proud to have a long-established relationship with the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (the Red Arrows), having worked together over the course of many years by providing both direct support to the team, and through the UK Military Aviation Authority (MAA) Safety Training programme.
Senior Consultants Peter Hibbert and Simon Nicholls visited the Leader of the Red Arrows David ‘Monty’ Montenegro and discussed the Red Arrows safety operations both in and out of the cockpit. Monty talked about an accident which occurred while conducting an opposition pass (where 2 aircraft point offset to each other and pass within a minimum regulation distance). In our video Monty explains how, in this instance, both practical drift and Human Factors led to the accident. He considers how this highlighted the value of a good reporting culture, which may have prevented the accident from happening.

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We run several courses which relate to the issues raised in this video, here are a few which can help 


TS112 – Just Culture Essentials for Managers
TS07 – Human Factors and Error Management
TS90 – Safety Risk Management for Professional Practitioners
TS101 – Management Systems Safety Responsibilities
TS130 – Introduction to BowTie Methodology