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Features November 2014 Issue

To Brief or Not to Brief

The standard operating procedures for most professional flight crews, be they airlines, charter or corporate, include a careful briefing of the procedures and flight ahead. These briefings are a useful weapon in any pilot’s safety arsenal.

To Brief or Not to Brief

An IFR flight has a lot of details we need to either review or share with others. Do you know when and how to conduct useful briefings?

[IMGCAP(1)] Question: What do pilots hate most of all? Answer: Check rides

Question: Other than check rides, what do pilots hate most of all? Answer: FAA ramp checks

Question: OK, other than check rides and ramp checks, what do pilots hate most of all? Answer: Thunders…

Enough. What pilots hate, almost more than anything else are surprises. This might not be obvious, but think about it. If you know what’s coming, you’re prepared for it, but the unexpected requires…

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