Flight Discipline / Edition 1

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Overview

''A skilled pilot without flight discipline is a walking time bomb.'' In case history after case history, Lt. Col. Tony Kern shows the hair-raising and often fatal consequences of sloppy flight discipline—and shows you how to make sure that you don't fall into the same traps. Flight Discipline is the perfect tool to help aviators understand flight discipline, improve their skills, and be safer and more effective flyers. It can be used by the individual pilot or in a classroom setting. Key words and concepts are italicized throughout. Chapter review questions test your understanding and summarize the main points of the chapters. Case studies illustrate the tragic consequences of sloppy discipline. The book is divided into three logical sections, each packed with essential information about the hows and whys of flight discipline: Part One: The problem and costs of poor flight discipline in aviation: what can go wrong, and why; Part Two: The anatomy of flight discipline: instruction, planning, communication, and attention management; Part Three: How to insure flight discipline: instruction, planning, communication, and attention management. Conclusion: A personal plan for safer flying. Clear check-points for individual accountability and improvement. Whether flight planning, completing checklists, managing in-flight change, or resisting organizational or peer pressures to cut corners, flight discipline is the all-important mainspring of safe and successful flight.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070343719
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • 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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