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Overview

Flight Discipline is the complete tool kit for any aviator, whether military, commercial, or recreational, to develop the crack discipline needed to be a safe and effective aviator. Major Tony Kern analyses the causes of poor flight discipline, gives chilling case studies of the consequences, and lays out a plan for individual improvement. Key words are italicized and review questions included for each chapter. An unequalled guide to this mainspring of good piloting.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070343719
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 839,506
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Tony Kern is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force. He has commanded KC-135 tankers, piloted B-1B bombers, and served in various operational and training capacities in his Air Force career. He has designed numerous aviation education and training programs that have been implemented across the spectrum of aviation. He also lectures and consults internationally on aviation human factors and pilot accountability. Kern holds master's degrees in public administration and military history, and a doctorate in higher education. He currently lives and instructs at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.
Part I: The Problem of Poor Discipline.

The Costs of Poor Discipline.

The Letter of the Law: Regulatory Deviation.

The Problem with Shortcuts: Procedural Deviations.

Organizational Policies: Two Issues for Flight Discipline.
Part II: The Anatomy of Flight Discipline.

The Enemy Within: Internal Factors Impacting Flight Discipline.

Outside Influences: External Factors Impacting Flight Discipline.

Guiding Lights: The Critical Role of Mentoring and Instruction.
Part III: Killing Conditions: Common Scenarios for Breakdowns of Flight Discipline.

The Experience Factor.

Glory Seeking: The Airshow Syndrome.

Misplaced Priorities.

Overconfidence and Complacency.F

ailing to Prepare.

Flight Insurance: A Personal Program for Improving Flight Discipline.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2006

    A book worth paying attention to.

    The man knows what he is talking about. He backs up each chapter with numerious case studys, personal experience and military procedures. You will defiently become a safer pilot if you pay attention to what he is saying.

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