Modern Monitoring Part 2: What Good Monitoring Gets You

We’re in the middle of a three-part series on monitoring and attention – two of the most commented on airmanship skills in the industry today. In our last post we elaborated on Posner’s Spotlight model of attention, simplified graphically below, to describe what is likely the most simple and accurate description of how the brain …

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Modern Monitoring Part 1

If we were forced to choose only one of the Nine Principles outlined in our book, Automation Airmanship, whose mastery would lead to the greatest leap in individual and team performance in aviation (or any other high-risk/high-reliability endeavor), we would choose the Fifth Principle, Monitoring. For it is in monitoring that we find foundational knowledge …

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The Facts about Contemporary Aviation

Sometimes it seems as if business and industry rush into the future-world with so much energy and eagerness that those who we rely on to keep watch over high-risk/high-reliability endeavors are barely managing to keep abreast of developments. For those of us in aviation, the entities that provide this oversight function (primarily the FAA in …

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Welcome to the Automation Airmanship Blog

When we wrote Automation Airmanship® in the years from 2008 to 2013, we were constantly reminded of the rapid pace of change associated with contemporary aviation, as well as every high-risk/high-reliability endeavor. The book we began writing in 2008 was not the book we published in 2013: too much had changed since 2008 involving advanced …

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