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Managing Risk: Best Practices for Pilots


Dale Wilson Gerald Binnema John J. Nance

248 pages
Aviation Supplies & Acad Inc

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Flying involves risks. Fortunately, most of these risks have been identified and managed down to remarkably low levels. However, accidents still occur, and the key to successful flight is an in-depth knowledge of the risks and how to effectively manage them.

Managing Risk: Best Practices for Pilots uses actual aircraft accident examples, statistics, aviation safety studies, and the authors' more than 60 years of combined experience as pilots and flight safety educators to document and describe the 10 most significant accident threat categories.

This book provides practical strategies as well as "best practice" countermeasures pilots can use to avoid or effectively manage risks during crucial phases of flight. Readers will have a more complete knowledge of the external threats to flight safety, coupled with a deeper understanding of how human errors often play out in the cockpit.

Students and pilots at all certificate levels will improve their risk management skills by learning the practices described in this book, and ATP applicants will find it fulfills a portion of the newer knowledge requirements that became effective August 1, 2014.

Written by Dale Wilson and Gerald Binnema, with a Foreword by John J. Nance.

Author Bio
DALE WILSON, M.S., ATP, MCFI, CFI—With more than 30 years’ experience as a pilot, flight instructor and safety educator, Professor Wilson teaches courses in threat and error management and flight crew human factors at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. He has published safety articles in professional aviation magazines and has given numerous safety presentations to pilot groups.

GERALD BINNEMA, M.A.S., ATPL—Formerly an Air Accident Investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada and Aviation Safety Officer with Transport Canada, Mr. Binnema is now a consultant in aviation safety for organizations across the spectrum of the industry. A frequent contributor to publications such as the Aviation Safety Letter, he is also a gliding enthusiast and loves to soar above the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia.