Apollo 11 (Armstrong, Aldrin, Collins & Kranz) – Tough and Competent

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

Human Factors for Pilots, Managers and Leaders

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

Resilience – Recovering Pilots’ Lost Flying Skills

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

Personal Resilience – Distractions Kill

This is a challenging video.  Watch it if you; have not read FLY! (page 17-18), or think you are an above average driver, or think you can text and drive cars safely at the same time, or don’t know why its potentially DEADLY to DISTRACT yourself while undertaking CRITICAL tasks.    (Video: facebook.com/andrea.fishu) Please understand… Read More Personal Resilience – Distractions Kill