Redefining Airmanship / Edition 1

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Overview

Here, for the first time, is a systematic model of professional airmanship, for all pockets of the aviation community. With this book as a guide, you too will develop the "right stuff" for today's complex world of flight. Step by step, system by system, the book shows you how to:

  • Use history's greatest flyers as role models—and follow in their footsteps
  • Define standards and measurements for success
  • Understand specific aspects of airmanship, using case studies and lessons learned
  • Handle peer pressure, lack of time, and stress
  • Reduce errors and aid decision-making
  • Manage risks
  • Evaluate your own performance
  • Illuminate a path for self-improvement
  • Advance your career
Redefining Airmanship gives you a holistic model of good airmanship and shows you how to use that model to measure and improve your performance. Using the book's Individual Improvement Plan, you can increase your confidence. . .develop flight discipline. . .understand your aircraft. . .know your crew's strengths and weaknesses. . .be an effective team manager. . .and achieve your personal best as an airman.
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Editorial Reviews

Brigadier General Chuck Yeager
''Kern hits the mark with the focus on individual responsibility and airmanship. . . There is no improvement like self-improvement, and ''Airmanship'' hits the critical points on complacency, discipline, and pilot judgment''
Chuck Yeager
''Kern hits the mark with the focus on individual responsibility and airmanship. . . There is no improvement like self-improvement, and ''Airmanship'' hits the critical points on complacency, discipline, and pilot judgment''
Author of Blind Trust and ABC News Aviation Consultant - John J. Nance
''(Airmanship) is a unique work, which, perhaps for the first time, begins to define the professional ethos of being an airman.''
Brigadier General Chuck Yeager
&'grave;Kern hits the mark with the focus on individual responsibility and airmanship. . .'' &'grave;There is no improvement like self-improvement, and &'grave;Airmanship'' hits the critical points on complacency, discipline, and pilot judgment''
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070342842
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 463
  • Sales rank: 1,265,920
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Aviation Human Factors authority, former U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel

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Table of Contents

List of contributors.Introduction.The Roots and Essence of Airmanship.Flight Discipline: The Cornerstone of Airmanship.Skill and Proficiency: Two Edges of the Airmanship Sword.Know Yourself.Know Your Aircraft.Know Your Team: Teamwork and Crew Resource Management (CRM).Know Your Environment.Know Your Risk.Situational Awareness.Judgment and Decision Making.Airmanship on the Edge: The Total Package in Action.Inhibitors and Obstacles to Achieving Airmanship.Instructing and Evaluating Airmanship.Understanding Airmanship Error.The Marks of an Airman.Appendix: LINE/LOs Checklist.

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