Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Final day of the classroom and then onto Online Flying, lots of time in the virtual books

The final day TAG in Farnborough was one of the most interesting days of training I have ever done
The day was based around CRM (Crew Resource Management) we were able watch and listen to incidents and accidents that have happened over the passed decades in aircraft and look at the reasons for them and question what could have been done differently to avoid these types of incidents.
Some of it really was quite eye opening as its easy to put yourself in to these pilot's places and see how these situations can occur.
There were quite a few practical aspects during the day and one was particularly good. We were paired up as pilots and given a bag of children's lego.
We were given a selection of direction cards more than a dozen, to follow to create a lego model. The thing about each card was that it was possible to interpret the cards slightly differently depending upon how your brains work.
The theory being that all of us as pilots should be able to follow a check list. Therefore half a dozen pairs of pilots should have meant half a dozen identical models at the end......... were there ?
Absolutely not. There were half a dozen different models. Gets you thinking a bit as to how we all follow checklists, how we communicate, and how we work as a team.
I am really chuffed that my new employers have sent for as I have learnt a lot and can't wait to now get into the cockpit.
The final part of my theory training is internet based now that I am back home. I have a day of studying for each of NAT HLA (High Level Airspace), RVSM Reduced Vertical Space Minima and finally Dangerous Goods Awareness.
I have sat each of the exams over the passed few days and chuffed to say I have passed them.
Next step will be to head out to the base where the aircraft lives and get to meet the team there.


Up and away again..... heading North, a long day and then home.....

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