While it is not yet a compulsory part of PPL training, the benefits of single pilot CRM to safety are unquestionable, so here are some pointers for you to practice yourself.
We have all been there. The urgent call of nature while flying a single-engine that is not ‘loo’ equipped…
…considering I was going to need to be fully focused for 150NM I thought it a good idea to have a few glugs from my ever-present water bottle before starting up the engine.
Some members of the young crew still think it is ‘cool’ to smoke. Stress is a ridiculous excuse, as what could be more stressful than fighting in a war where every day you stood a 50/50 chance of returning to base? Already, there is a pilot shortage predicted in the near future, yet many of these new recruits do not seem to have the foresight to see how smoking now could end their careers prematurely.
Here is a little something I learnt in my years as an elite level athlete – how much you sleep will determine how well you perform, and this definitely also applies to flying.