The pilot fills out a questionnaire about their upcoming flight and the MMOPA FRAT provides a score and one of three possible ranges:
Green: Lower risk. The pilot/crew should still discuss what the highest scoring risks are and attempt to mitigate those risks.
Yellow: Caution. Try to mitigate some of the higher scoring items to reduce risk. If the score is still yellow, the FAA recommends the pilot bring in the opinion of a designated safety person (such as a CFI) to help think of ways to further mitigate risks or cancel the flight.
Red: No-go. Unless the risks can be mitigated, the flight is cancelled.
The FAA says this about FRAT’s:
When implementing a Safety Management System (SMS), one of the most critical components to develop is a Flight Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT). Because every flight has some level of risk, it is critical that pilots are able to differentiate, in advance, between a low risk flight and a high-risk flight, and then establish a review process and develop risk mitigation strategies. A Flight Risk Analysis Tool enables proactive hazard identification, is easy to use, and can visually depict risk. It is an invaluable tool in helping pilots make better go/no-go decisions and should be a part of every flight.
The Malibu/Mirage Owners & Pilots Association (MMOPA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the interests and safety of owners and pilots worldwide who fly PA-46 derivative (Malibu, Matrix Mirage/M350, JetPROP, Meridian/M500, and M600 aircraft). MMOPA was founded in 1988, and now serves over 900 members. Membership is available to any registered or prospective owner and/or operator of qualified aircraft or any qualifying individual or organization involved with or providing a service for the PA-46 family of aircraft. MMOPA is not affiliated with the New Piper aircraft company of any other manufacturer/vendor.
For information on MMOPA, please visit: http://www.mmopa.com
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