Pilots in Command: Your Best Trip, Every Trip

Pilots in Command: Your Best Trip, Every Trip

by Kristofer Pierson

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Overview

Pilots in Command: Your Best Trip, Every Trip goes beyond the requirements of flight training curricula into what is both a rarity and a necessity: sage advice from real pilots, for student and professional aviators alike, about how to be true leaders. Captain-candidates at air carriers go through a “captains class,” an extra module in pilot upgrade training that helps them learn to operate each flight as a good leader. Yet not every captains class provides tricks of the trade or solid, experience-proven, leadership advice. Pilots know that when things go wrong, everyone looks to the captain — the pilot in command — to make things right. In an easy-to-use format, on a range of topics that all tie into the application of basic leadership skills, the author covers crew roles, crew briefings, flight attendants, crew resource management (CRM), threat and error management (TEM), ground services, dispatch, customer service, abnormal and emergency situations, layovers, crew dynamics, 14 CFR Part 117 rest rules, and a new model of transformational leadership and professionalism for pilots. Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) license applicants must now complete a comprehensive ground school with instruction on leadership, professional development, crew resource management, and safety culture. This book is an excellent resource for the new ATP training requirements. Pilots In Command shares with you the insights and techniques typically gained only from years of experience and interaction with your fellow pilots and crew at 35,000 feet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619544666
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Publication date: 06/17/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kristofer Pierson is a pilot for a major U.S. airline based in New York who has been working in several segments of the aviation industry for the last two decades. He holds an ATP with type ratings on the Boeing 757/767, Bombardier CRJ900/700/200 Series, and Saab SF340. A former instructor and evaluator at the general aviation, collegiate, and airline level, Mr. Pierson has several thousand hours of flight experience as both a Captain and a First Officer. He has a B.S. degree in Airway Science – Aircraft Systems Management from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana. Pierson does freelance speaking engagements with topics ranging from leadership, to flying, family, and even weather — he also teaches weather hazard awareness and safety courses, and is trained and certified by the National Weather Service to train severe weather spotters. He is the author of Pilots In Command: Your Best Trip, Every Trip which capitalizes on his experiences as a pilot, a leader, and an educator.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
Chapter 1: Defining A Pilot In Command
Chapter 2: Crew Briefings
Chapter 3: In Charge Behind The Cockpit Door
Chapter 4: Rediscovering the "Lost Art" of CRM
Chapter 5: You Can't Leave Home Without Them
Chapter 6: Pilots (And Dispatchers) In Command Of Operational Integrity
Chapter 7: Customers Care That You Care
Chapter 8: Known Unknowns: The Challenges of Non-Normals
Chapter 9: Layovers: Away From the Airport But Still At Work
Chapter 10: Pride In Professionalism
Chapter 11: Tips, Tricks, and Tools of the Trade
Conclusion

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"...In college we seldom taught pilots what to do when they were off-duty; we never mentioned 'Crew Interactions on Layovers.' As new pilots emerge from their chrysalis, they are ready to explore the complex (and sometimes messy) world of professional flying. This book doesn't cover everything an airline pilot should know before taking that first step across the threshold of an airline company, but it helps to fill the huge gap between the College Textbook and the Flight Operations Manual. Indeed, the book should be mandatory reading before a pilot accepts an invitation for an airline interview." — from the Foreword by Dr. Guy M. Smith, Department Chair, Applied Aviation Sciences, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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