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Features September 2017 Issue

Why We Make Mistakes

The Gulfstream checklist gave the crew multiple opportunities to remove the gust lock. They didn’t use it.

Why We Make Mistakes

“There is many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip.” Learn to do things correctly and never deviate, lest you edge toward that slippery slope of noncompliance, unintentional or not.

Our coverage of the FAA’s Compliance Philosophy (April 2016 and April 2017 and in this issue) begs the question of how generally well-intentioned and experienced pilots fall out of compliance in the first place. A little research shows that falling onto the dark side can be slow and insidious with undesired side effects, eventually capable of triggering an incident or accident. …

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