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Jul
20
2015

Communication Breakdown - My Two Cents June 2015 Issue

Posted by jhadmin

The problem with communication is the perception that it’s been achieved. —George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright Boy, was ol’ George right. Communication is central to effective crew resource management. An ambiguous message, whether written or spoken, can lead to fatal consequences. With that thought in mind, one would think airline executives, when drafting memos to flight crews, would take great pains to avoid ambiguity at all cost. Apparently, they don’t. Consider the following 1996 memo distributed to pilots at British Airways in an effort to clarify new pilot role titles: [Read More...]



Tags: My Two Cents Randy Mains
Categories: categoryTraining categorySafety categoryCareer Development categoryOpinion-Editorial



Jun
25
2014

My Two Cents Worth (April 2014) by Randy Mains

Posted by jhadmin

My Two Cents Worth (April 2014 Issue) by Randy Mains I love aviation humor. I love it because I’ve found it always carries an element of truth. Consider the following homework assignment purported to have been written by a fifth grade student at Jefferson School, Beaufort, SC. entitled: Why I want to be a Pilot When I grow up I want to be a pilot because it's a fun job and easy to do. That's why there are so many pilots flying around these days. Pilots don't need much school. [Read More...]

Tags: My Two Cents Randy Mains
Categories: categoryHumor & Poetry categoryOpinion-Editorial categoryHuman Interest



Nov
14
2013

My Two Cents Worth (October 2013 Issue) - Randy Mains

Posted by jhadmin

Randy Mains: My Two Cents Worth The following is the beginning of my latest book, The Reluctant Activist. I stood next to the helicopter’s tail plane, looking up in disbelief at the massive damage I’d done. The accident was entirely my fault. I knew I shouldn’t have been anywhere near a cockpit this morning. My mind wasn’t focused on flight training, but I decided to fly anyway. It was a stupid mistake. The reality of knowing how badly I’d screwed up sickened me. As well as losing my wife to another man recently, it seemed likely I could now lose my job. This was not turning out to be one of my better mornings. [Read More...]

Tags: My Two Cents Randy Mains
Categories: categorySafety categoryOpinion-Editorial


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