Features January 2010 Issue
Use Cockpit Flows for Speed and Safety
Flow of actions verified by checklist is a common system even in the airline cockpit, but itís possibly even more useful in single-pilot IFR. Advantage one is that the flow gets critical tasks done quickly, in an efficient path and with a low error rate. Verification by checklist is to drop that error rate to near zero. But in the real world of rushed approaches or changing plans, a flow means that even if you run out of time to verify, you still probably got it covered.