CFI Report 2019

Airmanship

Airmanship is a term that we use a lot in aviation but doesn’t necessarily mean we adhere to as much. Definition of airmanship in my view is  ‘consistent use of good judgment and well-developed skills to accomplish flight objectives with high state of situational awareness.’ This is obtained through knowledge of one’s limitation, aircraft limitation and environmental limitation. The key elements of airmanship are Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes

Knowledge:

Understanding the risks involved in the type of flying that is conducted

Skill:

Flying skills, communication skills and cognitive skills. Understanding your own limitation when it comes to flying. Vigilance in monitoring communication, using appropriate language (using correct phraseology, being very clear and being concise) and active listening (asking if unsure). Cognitive skill is understanding and maintaining situational awareness, problems solving/decision-making skills and understanding and managing workload

Attitude

Understanding the five main hazardous attitudes, the antidotes and the impact on airmanship

Hazardous Attitudes
Hazardous Attitude Antidote
Anti-Authority ‘The regulations are for someone else’ Follow the rules. They are there for a reason
Impulsivity ‘I must act now, there’s no time’ Not so fast. Think first
Invulnerability ‘It won’t happen to me’ It could happen to me
Macho ‘I will show you. I can do it’ Taking chances is foolish
Resignation ‘What is the use?’ Never give up. There is always something I can do

Use of Airmanship correctly will reduce the risk of incidents and accident and also improves professionalism within our aviation community

Head Of Operations

Sundeep Rao

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