May Day or Mayday?

If you've never piloted an aircraft, you might be surprised to hear that most of the hours pilots spend in the cockpit are predictable, uneventful, and routine. In fact, it is easy for pilots to become complacent in this environment, as familiarity breeds complacency. You've no doubt experienced this while driving. If you regularly drive …

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Teamwork: Asking Questions and Keeping your Cool

Imagine yourself in the seat of an Air Traffic Controller, sitting in a darkened room somewhere staring at screens with moving targets and talking with the pilots of those moving targets as they whisk along miles high in an aircraft that is likely moving at several hundred miles per hour. The pilot of a jet …

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