ATPL

Application Process

So what exactly is required for you to get your ATPL and how does the application process work? Refer to CAR 421.34.   421.34 Aeroplanes – Requirements (1) Age – 21 or over (2) Medical Fitness – Category 1 (3) Knowledge – SAMRA and SARON completed within the past two years. The two exams can be outside of the …

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Skills for TEM

There are various skills in CRM that we can develop to manage errors whether we’re single pilot or multi-crew. Understanding and embracing the skills is a very key and effective way to preventing errors. Communication Communication is the exchange of ideas and information in an effective and timely manner so messages are received and understood. …

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Threats

Threats are events or error present in the operational environment that can adversely affect flight safety by increasing the operational complexity of the flight and normally originate outside the pilot’s influence. Active management of threats is required to maintain adequate safety margins for the flight. By understanding various threats, we are more likely to There …

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Pilot Errors

Pilot Error is an action or decision of the pilot that, if not caught and corrected, could contribute to the occurrence of an accident or incident. Inaction or indecision are also included in the definition. Pilot error does not always imply fault; this particular topic will be further discussed in this section. An example: A …

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Teamwork

Teamwork is the ability to work effectively as a crew. Good co-operation will allow better crew co-ordination. Explanation:  In a multi crew environment co-operation is essential. As discussed in Leadership and Managerial skills, Leadership is earned and it is earned using teamwork skills. A good leader will have to use teamwork skills effectively. It is …

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Leadership

A leader is a person whose ideas and actions influence the thoughts and the behaviours of others. Through the use of example and persuasion, and an understanding of the goals and desires of the group, the leader becomes a means of change and influence. Effective leadership and managerial skills help to achieve joint task completion …

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Workload Management

Workload Management involves the proper allocation and distribution of tasks to individuals, avoidance of work overloads in self and in others and the use of resources to reduce stress and increase performance.   Explanation  Workload refers to the demands imposed on a user by the task, and the capacity of the user to meet those …

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Decision Making

Decision making is the generation of an alternative course of action based on available information, knowledge, prior experience, expectation, context, goals, etc. and selecting one preferred option. It is also described as thinking, problem solving and judgement. Explanation  There are two parts to decision making; the rational element and the behavioural element. When examining the …

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Situational Awareness

Situational Awareness relates to one’s ability to accurately perceive what’s inside the cockpit and outside of the aircraft. It is also one’s ability to comprehend the meaning of different elements in the environment and the projection of their status in the near future.   Explanation:  It further extends to the planning of several solutions for …

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