• Vectors for Safety

    This is the first of a three-part series on decision making. Parts 2 and 3 will be published successively in the next two blogs.   During the preflight inspection, we notice a rather large nick in a propeller blade. Can we safely make our planned flight? The weather is marginal VFR rather than...
    flying safety,general aviation
    Continuing our theme of useful things to do during periods of reduced flying, how about a spending a little time on our checklists? These are very important documents, and as such, may need to be updated from time-to-time. Also, checklists that have not been used, such as emergency or abnormal...
    January 21, 2019
    One of the emails I received recently suggested that I address some ways in which a pilot can remain active in GA and continue to fly after selling his/her airplane. he correctly stated that there are many options available, but he is trying to determine which one is best. I think that is a...
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    I spent more than 40 years in the aviation industry and have accumulated more than 15,000 accident/incident free flying hours. I have flown everything from Cubs to jets and have taught hundreds of people to fly and earn advanced ratings. I piggybacked my aviation career on my academic education in psychology and education. I helped in the development of Crew Resource Management from its inception to the successful systems we have today. For the last ten years, I have worked with various industries to adapt successful airline procedures to other mission-critical operations.

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