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Incoming conference:

Flight Operational Forum Norway, 10th and 11th of April, Oslo Gardemoen with two presentations:
Training for Airmanship on Day 1 @ 12:15 (first Edition)
The Limits of Pilot Monitoring on Day 2 @ 08:40 (Third Edition)

Expertise is fading away in the aviation industry. Meaningful experiences, those that shape and mold a pilot’s character and attitude with a set of tools and skills that we can call airmanship are becoming scarce. What are the influences of the “brave new world” we live in, cost-driven, individualistic society, with the sum of civilization’s knowledge a few clicks away. The good, the bad and the ugly is analyzed in this presentation, with an operational perspective and examples, integrating what makes “good airmanship” into training of airline pilots today. 
26th and 27th of September, FlightGlobal Safety Symposium in London-Heathrow, UK.

This year the topic is about improving the role of the pilot monitoring in your organization. We will see how engineering psychology influences how we perceive in the aviation world. Monitoring automation is always an interesting subject, as it is always evolving and changing.

We conclude with the difficult task of intervening correctly when things go out of hand and that culture plays a major role on the monitoring pilot, especially if in a subaltern position.
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One of the main European Flight Safety events is the Flightglobal Safety Symposium taking place in London, UK. We are happy to make our presence again this year with the topic of Aeronautical Decision-Making: Looking Inside and Ahead. The symposium takes place at the Radisson Blue Edwardian, London-Heathrow on the 13th and 14th of September. ​For registration and updates visit: www.flightglobalevents.com



The 30th Flight Operational Forum Norway was a great success with the participation of key stakeholders in aviation safety and the incredible account of Capt. Robert Piché on the Air Transat 236 event. 
Visit: www.fof.aero for more information on this yearly quality event in flight safety. 


We are present at the 30th Flight Operational Forum Norway, that will take place next April in Oslo. This year the topic is about Aeronautical Decision-Making. The heuristics of DCM will be analysed and traditional models such as FORDEC will be compared against new Intuitive models. Making sound decisions at the right time is essential during critical situations, so we'll look inside, that is the cognitive processes taking place for pilots making decisions and ahead on what the aviation industry needs to develop and foster on this very important topic of airmanship. 
Last October, it was a great experience in Almaty participating on the seminar "Proactive Safety: From Theory to Practice where the " Lessons Learned on the Turkish Airlines 1951 Accident" was presented. 

Well done to Air Astana for these initiatives in promoting their corporate culture of flight safety! 

Keypoints covered:

- the importance of a context and hindsight bias
- design and architecture of radio altimeter systems, redundancy
- certification and risk assessment
- troubleshooting of technical defects by manufacturer and operator
- flight deck design of instruments, flight mode annunciator
- man-machine interface in automated aircraft
- leadership and managerial skills, workload management
- unstable approaches and the risk on go-around maneuvers
- stall recovery training and recency requirements
- practical drift and normalization of deviance
- normal accidents by Perrow
Flightglogal Safety Symposium 2015
Loss of control In-flight at Flight Operational Forum Norway 2014