Chapter 20 – Compliance versus Evidence

‘Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men’ Group Captain Harry Melville Arbuthnot Day GC, DSO, OBE The compliance-based system of training management is the support pillar for a pilot licensing system. It supports the issue of a license, and it supports the ongoing delivery of a satisfactory performance by [...]

Chapter 19 – Missed Opportunity?

‘A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities, and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties’ Harry S Truman My colleagues in the US, Italy and Kuala Lumpur have more than 100,000 hours of watching pilots interact with the AW139 cockpit environment. You can be sure that we have a [...]

Chapter 18 – Mobile Phones

‘Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.' Clint Eastwood The making and receiving of calls on mobile phones in the simulator is a no-no. For the instructor, it’s an insult to your trainees, and if it’s the trainees who want to use [...]

Chapter 17 – Optimisation of the Training Effort

‘If a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing well.' Anonymous Helicopter training using the resources of an ATO are expensive. Why would anyone spend so much money on a training course and not want it to be as good and as efficient as it can be? Why would any organisation offer these training courses, [...]

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