CRM Concepts in Flight Training and Checking 892611
The realization in the late 1970's that the majority of aircraft accidents and incidents were as a result of communication and management errors within the cockpit gave rise to the first formal Cockpit Resource Management program at United Airlines in 1981. The goal of the program was to show the pilot group that there are some ways of operating in the cockpit that are more effective than others. If the individual pilot can recognize those less effective behaviors and attempt to replace them with those that he or she sees as more effective, safer cockpits should result.
Indispensable to any organization's CRM effort is the appropriate reinforcement of the applicable principles during flight training and checking. What follows is one organization's view of what is required to support and reinforce cockpit management skills during an airman's career.