This Calvin cartoon is from 1992. I don’t think modern computers and 25 years of human factors research have changed the punch line. Thank goodness for skilled pilots!
What to do when you lose situational awareness. (And we’ve all been there!) Adapted from BAE Systems paper Airmanship Training For Modern Aircrew, presented at the RTO HFM Symposium on ‘Advanced Technologies for Military Training’, held Genoa, Italy 13 – 15 October 2003, and published in RTO-MP-HFM-101.
My 5-yr-old son will ask why? Then ask why again. Why? Why? Why? As pilots we should ask ourselves what if that doesn’t work? And then what if that doesn’t work. What if? What if? Don’t box yourself in. Always have an out. Preferably a flexible changeable out. Quote by Derek Sivers in the 2016 book Tools of Titans.
Anne McClain has faced down many fears, and is now going to be rewarded with sights that are literally out of this world. She’s been an Army combat helicopter pilot who deployed to Iraq, an instructor pilot and a test pilot. She is currently a NASA astronaut, in the pipeline to fly to Mars. Quote is from an interview in Glamour magazine, Jan 2016, talking about walking out on the launchpad to ride a rocket. And the picture is from her super-cool NASA video bio.