Presentation: Managing a Crew-of-One – The Fixation Trap
This blog describes one of many free live presentations that are put on by David and Janine. If you have a group that is interested in this presentation, please Contact Us.
Back in 1981 United Airlines introduced the idea of Crew-Resource-Management as the first step in going beyond stick-and-rudder skills in training safer pilots. CRM has come a long way since those early days and is often cited as the single-most important contributing factor in today’s great airline safety record.
The principals of CRM are focused around managing the interactions in a multi-crew environment. But how about a single-pilot scenario? This case is often referred to as SRM (Single-Pilot Resource Management) – and focuses on human factors more appropriate to the single-pilot case: less about how we interact with other pilots, and more about how we interact with ourselves.
This presentation introduces the concept of CRM & SRM, then explores a one particular SRM Human Factors issue, the Fixation Trap, in more detail. Most pilots find the presentation enlightening and entertaining.
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