Flight Management

Problem Solving and Decision Making

  • (a) anticipates problems far enough in advance to avoid crisis reaction
  • (b) uses effective decision-making process
  • (c) makes appropriate inquiries
  • (d) prioritizes tasks to gain maximum information input for decisions
  • (e) makes effective use of all available resources to make decisions
  • (f) considers "downstream" consequences of the decision being considered

Situational Awareness

  • (a) actively monitors weather, aircraft systems, instruments, ATC communications
  • (b) avoids "tunnel vision" - awareness that factors such as stress can reduce vigilance
  • (c) stays "ahead of the aircraft" in preparing for expected or contingency situations
  • (d) remains alert to detect subtle changes in the environment


  • (a) provides thorough briefings
  • (b) asks for information and advice
  • (c) communicates decisions clearly
  • (d) asserts one's position appropriately (Multi-crew)

Workload Management

  • (a) organizes cockpit resources well
  • (b) recognizes overload in self
  • (c) eliminates distractions during high workload situations
  • (d) maintains ability to adapt during high workload situations
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