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Here for the Canada application form.
All others (US Application)
Here for the US application form.
The primary purpose of the Society, quickly named SASI, was to promote that part of the aeronautical endeavor wherein lies the moral obligation of the Air Safety Investigator to the public, and to promote the education of its members, of those directly associated with aeronautical problems, and of the general public concerning those problems peculiar to the work of the Air Safety Investigator. With the establishment of the Canadian and Australian Societies, and over 100 individual members from 35 countries, the international nature of the Society was recognized in 1977, and the name of the Society was changed to the International Society of Air Safety Investigators to reflect the changes. Affiliated National/Regional Societies are located in the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, New Zealand, Latin America and Eastern Asia.
The affairs of the Society are administered by its International Council. The International Council is composed of Officers and Councilors elected by ISASI's membership biennially. The International Council is composed of the Society President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Advisor (Immediate Past President) and Councilors representing the affiliated national Societies and International members. Assisting in the work of the Society are Standing Committees, Special Objective Committees, and technical Working Groups to address aircraft accident investigation and prevention issues. The International Office is located near Washington Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Virginia, USA. It is staffed by a full-time Office Manager who handles communications, inquires, member requests and mailings, and manages our information technology programs and bank accounts, among other duties. The office may be contacted by phone during normal business hours, by email or fax at any other time.
The Society's primary educational activities are seminars, publications, and a scholarship program for full-time college and post-graduate students. The annual ISASI Seminar is sponsored each year by the International Council alone or with an affiliated National/Regional Society or Chapter. The ISASI Seminar has become a focal point for professional aviation safety investigators throughout the world. They are well attended and the technical programs are state of the art and meaningful. The Reachout Workshop Program was instituted in 2001 to provide low-cost, subject oriented, locally sponsored seminars to a broader international community than our annual seminars. These smaller workshops provide an opportunity for ISASI to directly affect safety in those areas where it will have the greatest return. The Rudolf Kapustin Memorial Scholarship Fund, honoring all departed ISASI members, was established to provide college students enrolled in aviation-related curricula with an opportunity to attend the annual ISASI seminar.
The Society's publications include the ISASI Forum and the annual Seminar Proceedings. The Forum is a first-class magazine, published in color four times a year, providing the membership with accident investigation and prevention articles and information concerning the activities of the Society. The proceedings contain the papers presented at each seminar and are available in print and on-line at the ISASI website to the membership.
The Society has a full range of information available to the membership on-line through our website. These include individual and corporate membership data, By-laws and Code of Ethics, current issues of the Forum, Proceedings, an ISASI publication bibliography and papers prepared by various Working Groups. There are also links to other sources of pertinent, aviation safety related information. Forum and Proceeding information from the pre-computer era is available to members for a nominal fee.
On August 14, 1986, the Society's status for tax purposes under U.S. law was changed to a tax exempt organization With this status, "Donors may deduct contributions to you as provided in section 170 of the (US) Code. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers or gifts to you or for your use are deductible for (US) Federal and gift tax purposes" if they meet certain requirements of Sections 2055, 2106 and 2522 of the Code. Contributions and gifts will be used to expand ISASI's educational program.
The Society has nine classes of Members. New applicants for membership may apply for one of the following four member classes, based on their experience.
An Air Safety Investigator who is, or has been primarily engaged in the investigation of aircraft accidents/incidents or conducted accident prevention activities designed to identify, analyze, eliminate or control aviation hazards before they result in accidents or incidents. They may be representatives from aircraft manufacturers, air carriers, government agencies, the military, or members of other aviation professional groups. To be eligible for full membership one must have three (3) years of experience in an aviation safety position involving aircraft accident investigation or prevention. An affidavit signed by a military applicant's supervisor will be considered when the investigations or experience may be classified. Aircraft accident litigation is not qualifying experience for this classification membership.
An Air Safety Investigator who is, or has been actively engaged in aircraft accident investigation or prevention activities, but who at this time fails to meet the requirements of FULL Membership outlined above shall be eligible for consideration for ASSOCIATE membership in The International Society of Air Safety Investigators. Aircraft accident litigation is not qualifying experience for this classification of membership.
Any person who is, or has been engaged in the promotion of air safety, including representatives from aircraft manufacturers, air carriers, military, other government agencies, members of aviation professional groups, and members of legal and law enforcement organizations shall be eligible for consideration for AFFILIATE membership in the International Society of Air Safety Investigators.
Any person who is enrolled as a student in an accredited institution at the baccalaureate level or above, and is sponsored for membership by a faculty member of that institution, or by an ISASI member of any class shall be eligible for consideration as a Student Member. Eligibility expires when the person is no longer enrolled as a student or upon completion of the degree program.
|ISASI recognizes special achievements in the aviation safety and accident investigation field with two member classes:
A senior membership class, established to recognize extraordinary professional achievement & contribution to ISASI, is conferred by election.
Any person, not a member of ISASI, who has made an outstanding contribution to aviation safety or accident investigation.
Members or Corporate Members whose initial membership date in ISASI predates June 30, 1965 are CHARTER MEMBERS of the Society. Members who are seventy (70) years of age and have been members for at least five (5) consecutive years may apply for and be granted LIFE MEMBER status.
Any Organization which has an interest in safety of flight may become a CORPORATE MEMBER of ISASI.
Your application for membership in ISASI is cordially invited.