Following procedures is critical to ensuring a safe flight!
This NTSB video on procedural compliance for flight crews, which is targeted at pilots, airline operations departments and aviation regulators, uses findings from seven commercial airplane accidents to show how deviations from standard operating procedures can initiate a chain of events that can lead to devastating consequences.
“Strengthening Procedural Compliance” is on the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of critical safety improvements.
Check out my new page, Becoming a Helicopter Pilot. It is a work in progress, so feel free to ask any questions you might have if you are considering a career in rotary aviation.
There is no getting away from the fact that being a pilot looks very appealing to many. And judging by the pictures I share it looks like a dream job on the surface. What isn’t as apparent though is the hard work most of us put in to get where we are. Even less apparent is the large number of fellow flight school students who fail to achieve their perceived dream. They are no different from the rest of us, just as bright (or even brighter perhaps) and just as good. So why do they leave the industry before reaching their goal? Continue reading