Redefining Airmanship

Redefining Airmanship

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Here, for the first time, is a systematic model of professional airmanship, for all pockets of the aviation community

Redefining Airmanship offers the first concrete model of the abstract ideal of "airmanship," and gives the reader step-by-step guidance for self-appraisal and improvement in the areas of flight proficiency, teamwork, and good judgment in crisis situations. The author, Major Tony Kern, draws on his extensive flight and crew-training experience in the U.S. Air Force, but his model is invaluable for all pilots, whether military, recreational, or commercial.

"Kern's work is a breakthrough, and a benchmark."
--John J. Nance, author of Blind Trust
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Product details

  • Hardback | 463 pages
  • 163 x 239 x 37mm | 843g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • ed
  • 28 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0070342849
  • 9780070342842
  • 144,423

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Here, for the first time, is a systematic model of professional airmanship, for all pockets of the aviation community. With this book as a guide, you too will develop the "right stuff" for today's complex world of flight. Step by step, system by system, the book shows you how to: Use history's greatest flyers as role models--and follow in their footstepsDefine standards and measurements for successUnderstand specific aspects of airmanship, using case studies and lessons learnedHandle peer pressure, lack of time, and stressReduce errors and aid decision-makingManage risksEvaluate your own performanceIlluminate a path for self-improvementAdvance your career Redefining Airmanship gives you a holistic model of good airmanship and shows you how to use that model to measure and improve your performance. Using the book's Individual Improvement Plan, you can increase your confidence. . .develop flight discipline. . .understand your aircraft. . .know your crew's strengths and weaknesses. . .be an effective team manager. . .and achieve your personal best as an airman.
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Table of contents

List of contributors.Introduction.The Roots and Essence of Airmanship.Flight Discipline: The Cornerstone of Airmanship.Skill and Proficiency: Two Edges of the Airmanship Sword.Know Yourself.Know Your Aircraft.Know Your Team: Teamwork and Crew Resource Management (CRM).Know Your Environment.Know Your Risk.Situational Awareness.Judgment and Decision Making.Airmanship on the Edge: The Total Package in Action.Inhibitors and Obstacles to Achieving Airmanship.Instructing and Evaluating Airmanship.Understanding Airmanship Error.The Marks of an Airman.Appendix: LINE/LOs Checklist.
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Review quote

"(Airmanship) is a unique work, which, perhaps for the first time, begins to define the professional ethos of being an airman." -- Nance, John J. Author of Blind Trust and ABC News Aviation Consultant "Kern hits the mark with the focus on individual responsibility and airmanship..." "There is no improvement like self-improvement, and "Airmanship" hits the critical points on complacency, discipline, and pilot judgment" Brigadier General Chuck Yeager
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About Tony T. Kern

Aviation Human Factors authority, former U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel
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