Aeronautical Decision Making is a way of thinking taught to all pilots. It’s a means of maintaining situational awareness throughout all phases of flight.
It teaches pilots to constantly assess the weather around them, the terrain below them, and the condition of their airplane and its engine(s).
It also teaches a pilot to suppress emotions and to be willing at any moment to postpone, abort, delay, or cancel a flight based on a clear-eyed assessment of the safety of flight. [Read more…]