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TEAM Management: Are you a Leader or a Manager?

The reality of it is, however, that in an airline or team-driven environment, certain people will be required to wear both hats. But how do you decide which hat to wear? When does your team look up to you as a leader or a manager? Here is my conclusion to the dilemna:

A cockpit needs a Manager. An airplane needs a Leader.

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TEAM Awareness: Aviate, Navigate, Communicate.

Another flash. The night seemed like day for a fraction of a second, as once light streaked through the sky.  As we raced between clouds and rain, it was hard to tell how far – or how close – it had been. Looking back on the night, it really hadn’t started badly. But it still … Continue reading

TEAM Work: Training+Performance=Safety

“Without Knowledge, Skill cannot be focused. Without Skill, Strength cannot be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge may not be applied” – Alexander the Great’s Chief Physician The untimely tragedy of the Air France Flight 447 has left the aviation community baffled, and later scandalized over the shocking revelations shared by the investigation. What … Continue reading

TEAM Assessment: The problem with the Problem.

Every journey begins with the discovery of self. Situational awareness is important. Not to be confused with sympathy – possessing the ability to listen effectively and accurately enough to put yourself in the other person’s shoes. This is not necessarily to agree with them, but to truly understand the situation from their point-of-view in order … Continue reading

T.E.A.M.: A fresh look into #CRM | #flying #pilots #aviation

Was I daring? – or simply doing my job?… I pondered as I waited for the hangar door to open. I accepted the trip based on our company’s SOPs and my own comfort level, knowing full well that although the ride would be rough, it would none-the-less be safe. Continue reading

Serve; And bring each other home. | #flying #pilots #aviation

It’s been an interesting couple of last weeks here (at work) for me. I’m really enjoying my job and I love the flying, and I love the airplane. The fact is, I think, I’m getting pretty good at what I do. And that brings on another problem where I really find myself confined in my role of First Officer where I’m stuck doing the same thing more or less every day with no real challenge. Continue reading

Kiss my asphalt

You can ask any pilot around the world, flying any type of airplane. There is no better satisfaction than to finish a long day’s worth of flying with a real “kisser”, literally touching down on the runway with the softness of a romantic kiss in the sunset… no really!!! Continue reading

Three things I do not like about summer

So I guess it’s been a while…  I must say this summer has been rather terribly busy. But, you say, ’tis not a reason to abandon people like that! True, true… In any case, this summer has held quite a few good surprises for me. Sadly it also came with a few things I could … Continue reading