The idea of a FRAT is to identify key elements of typical flight hazards and combine them to make assessment easier.
There are many variations of a FRAT and it isn't possible to cover them all and explain their use in a short article.
This FRAT uses a simple "check the box" approach to analyzing risk.
For example, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has developed a Light Business Airplane Operations Manual Template containing a FRAT.
Rather than employ a pure scoring system, the AOPA ASI FRAT is an online tool prompting users to input various parameters for a planned flight.
I also ran a risk analysis for this hypothetical flight using the FRAT from the FAA's Risk Management Handbook.
For example, the en route terrain gets no mention in the AOPA FRAT, and terrain isn't even evaluated in the FAA example.
The method I favor shuns the traditional numbers-based FRAT in favor of a more process-oriented approach that is still simple to use.
In this case your FRAT becomes a list rather than a score.
You probably don't want to create lists while you're flying, but using the risk assessment you created before takeoff is a start, whether it was a completed FRAT, a simple list with mitigation or some notations on your other pre-flight documentation.
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