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Let pilots be “flight safety operators,” don’t make “flight safety analysts” out of them!
“A lack of realism in the vision today costs credibility tomorrow” – John C. Maxwell
In today’s age of Big Data, new technologies such as Wireless QAR allow flight data to be quickly transmitted to pilots after a flight. CEFA takes advantage of these advances by allowing pilots to review their performance in a familiar environment – a realistic representation of a cockpit – in the form of an animation.
Some might argue that flight data and animation have been used by flight safety specialists for decades. Unfortunately, this use is usually focused on problems that occurred during flight or moments that are realized by a flight exceedance monitoring software.
To create animations from these data, the expertise of a specialist is required. The presentation of such data by someone outside the flight crew, usually a flight safety officer, often leave a bitter taste in the pilots’ mouths. Reviewing a suboptimal result and explaining it to people outside the crew can lead to defensive behavior, which hinders a constructive learning process.
Almost all of the lessons learned from the data were based on negative events discovered by flight safety!
Another approach is to share flight data and statistics with pilots in the form of an application. Again, suboptimal performance is highlighted in a format that focuses on the outcome rather than the process.
Pilots do not need to be flight safety officers; they need to act as safety operators!
Numerous learning opportunities can be derived from normal flight operations. Every flight holds some surprises for the pilot from which he can learn a lot: from small mistakes, unexpected outcomes, and positive moments. An accurate self-analysis based on flight data offers a unique opportunity for self-improvement.
CEFA AMS app allows pilots to play flight sequences and review their performance in a safe and anonymous environment, completely independent from the flight safety team, they do not have to go to an office, they play interesting moments in an accurate virtual representation of their cockpit.
When pilots can analyze their performance while the crew is still together, it helps to understand the processes in the crew that led to their achieved performance instead of just focusing on correcting an achieved value without understanding the underlying process.
Rather than looking at generic PFD and ND displays, or worse, hard-to-interpret numerical matrices or graphs, CEFA AMS provides a realistic representation of the familiar cockpit environment. The animations are created with a self-explanatory application that shows the same instruments, layout, colors and displays that pilots are used to in daily operations.
“True realism consists in revealing the surprising things that habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.” – Jean Cocteau
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