20 July 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon today the 20th July 1969 at 20:17 UTC. That’s: T + 102 hours 45 minutes (after planned liftoff) in 19 hours 45 minutes time from now (the time of this publication) Apollo 11 Movie I watched the movie Apollo 11 last night. It… Read More Intrepid and Resilient
Apollo 11 50 years ago today, as Apollo 11 completed its Trans Lunar Injection burn to accelerate and position into a Free Return Trajectory on the way to the moon, it’s worth remembering how long and fragile the early chain of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo operations were and how, if the culture had not… Read More Apollo 11 (Armstrong, Aldrin, Collins & Kranz) – Tough and Competent
I was privileged to launch the Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s (CASA) “Safety Behaviours and Human Factors for Pilots kit at the Avalon Airshow earlier last month. Launch – CASA’s Human Factors for Pilots kit Here is CASA’s video of my speech to launch the Kit. The video includes lessons I learned when working as the… Read More Human Factors for Pilots, Managers and Leaders
Attached is an article on resilience for pilots that I wrote that was published by the Royal Aeronautical Society in 2015. All aspects of this report remain current today. Resilience – recovering pilots’ lost flying skills. Royal Aeronautical Society – June 2015 This report predates (but incorporates many features in) FLY! – the Elements… Read More Resilience – Recovering Pilots’ Lost Flying Skills
Comments by Dr Paul Szuster, the Strategic Planner, Mentor and Management Educator for an Executive MBA class at Swinburne University, Melbourne: I agree with Gene Kranz’s summary of FLY! (on the back cover). FLY! is an excellent text for students in a range of management courses. I lecture MBA units in strategic management, and like… Read More FLY! – and Swinburne’s MBA Course
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updated 27 January 2019 Jet Lag occurs when our circadian rhythms become out of phase with our local time. Circadian Rhythms: regulate levels of hormones that influence our energy and sleep-awake cycles induce us to slow down or stop an activity induce the (virtual) feeling of tiredness so that we plan for the update-repair functions… Read More How to minimise the effects of Jet Lag