A captain must be able not only to fly the aircraft, but also to manage it, manage the crew, and above all, manage his or her resources. In a number of air carriers there may be less than adequate additional training conducted, when upgrading pilots to the very responsible position of captain. However, three things that do not change are the authority, challenges, and responsibilities of being captain. They are as constant today as they will be in the years ahead. Aircraft Command Techniques is a comprehensive examination of the characteristics of the experienced captain. Each chapter begins with an appropriate and relevant anecdote that is analogous to the chapter's main theme. It then progresses to the chapter's main objective and finishes with a scenario that the reader is asked to solve from a captain's perspective using a number of considerations that are offered and should be evaluated when solving the problem. The intent is to help the pilot practise thinking as a captain. Offering a wealth of practical guidance, this book is an ideal platform for pilots or indeed anyone interested in how leadership and management skills are used to achieve excellence. The reader will gain important command skills and will learn how to apply these skills to routine and unexpected situations, in the same way as an experienced captain. The intended readership includes those worldwide in aviation universities and flight schools, in major airlines, in regional and cargo airlines, pilots upgrading to captain and those interested in leadership skill development.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)|
Table of Contents
Contents: Examining the role of captain; Reflecting on your career; Characteristics of effective leaders; Developing judgement and decision skills; Grasping responsibilities; Managing your resources; Learning how to communicate; Guarding against human error; Avoiding the unexpected; Just say no!; Careers within a career; Handling emergencies; Training your replacement; Bibliography; Index.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I think I was expecting more of a professional training slant. From the Table of contents and the description from the publisher I believed I was getting a tool to help me prepare for the next phase of my career. It was interesting, but most of the information is common knowledge to pilots that have experience flying the line for a commercial airline. The other review is correct, it is a very small book for the price.
Really not worth the price of the book, which is very expensive for such a thin book. It does have some good information in it, but is not anything that many other books don't already cover. Barry Schiff is another airline pilot, turned writer that has books that already cover what is in this book at a much lower price. It is not a training manual - which I expected from the description and price - it is more of a personal story and information that every airline pilot has.