Procockpits Flight Analysis has just been made a subsection of our "Training"
section. We have added more training items in this FREE and always updated section. Flight
Analysis is just one part of this growing information source.
Procockpits Three Pro-Initiatives
1. Professionalism - No company, no one
individual, can appoint you a "professional". You're not hired by an airline one day and
suddenly "professional" the next day. Professionalism is not a destination you reach;
professionalism is something that exists inside of you, and you bring it to everything you
2. Predetermined Limitations - Attempting to develop
limitations that allow you to continue doing everything you are currently doing is meaningless.
Real limitations result in some change in a behavior. By definition, they limit you.
Limitations and guidelines enable a pilot to recognize problems before they arise. We spend a
lot of time training for situations that we shouldn't have been in to begin with, had we heeded
the warning signs. Remember the old saying, "A superior pilot uses his superior knowledge to
avoid situations that require the use of his superior skill."
3. Mission Scrub(ability) - Developing meaningful,
individual limitations is great. But, adding limitations won't help if someone is unable to
discontinue a flight that is not meeting requirements. Pilots must make a strong commitment
that when conditions dictate; they will abort, scrub, go missed approach, go around, make a 180
or just leave it in the hangar.
These 3 Pro-Initiatives are the foundation on which you should build your training. There is no
part of flight training that is unimportant, but so much of it is insincere if the above items are
missing. Everyday the cockpit of even the smallest plane becomes more advanced. Modern cockpits,
with moving maps and autopilots, require that you become more of a top manager than a Top Gun