I like to think I have great attention to detail — that’s a cornerstone of what makes me a good pilot.
My wife thinks otherwise. She can enumerate countless times when my attention to detail was lacking enough I forgot to buy a food item clearly written on the grocery list, left my damp laundry overnight in the washing machine, or returned home minutes after leaving to retrieve my phone by the door.
Missing an item happens to the best of us. But when a rudder fails due to somebody’s inattention to detail, it’s important to analyze what happened in that moment and how it can be avoided in the future.[Read more…]