With over forty years’ experience in the aviation industry, and serving as the first National Transportation Safety Bureau member to hold an FAA aircraft mechanic’s certificate, John Goglia reflect on a lifetime of commitment to aviation safety, and its tie in to the automotive industry. From documented checklists and processes, complex records of service, and parts and procedure specifications that live as part of the history of aircraft, there are a wide variety of established practices in the aviation space that can serve as examples to the automotive and collision repair sectors; many may even contribute to a greater perception of safety as a standard, rather than as an option. John serves as an author on aviation safety management systems, adjunct Professor on Aeronautics and Technology and columnist for four aviation trade publications.