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Aeronautical Decision Making
Lesson Plan

DATE:
STUDENT NAME:
OBJECTIVE:
Familiarize the student with aeronautical decision-making and ensure the student exhibits sound aeronautical decision-making during the planning and execution of a planned flight
SCHEDULE:
Introduction 0:10
Aeronautical Decision-Making 0:20
Hazardous Attitudes 0:05
Crew Resource Management 0:20
Operational Risk Management 0:15
TOTAL GROUND TIME: 1:10
EQUIPMENT:
Hypoxia Pamphlet, Paper, Pen, Marker, Whiteboard
INSTRUCTOR'S ACTIONS:
  • Discuss Aeronautical Decision-Making
  • Discuss Hazardous Attitudes
  • Discuss Crew Resource Management
  • Discuss Operational Risk Management
  • Summarize decision making with an emergency scenario
STUDENT'S ACTIONS:
  • Complete assigned reading (see content above)
  • Ask pertinent questions
COMPLETION STANDARDS:
  • Student is able to use a sound decision-making process, such as the DECIDE model, 3P model, or similar process when making critical decisions that will have an effect on the outcome of the flight
    • The Student should be able to explain the factors and alternative courses of action that were considered while making the decision
  • Student can recognize and explain any hazardous attitudes that may have influenced any decision
  • Student can decide and execute an appropriate course of action to properly handle any situation that arises that may cause a change in the original flight plan in such a way that leads to a safe and successful conclusion of the flight
  • Student can explain how the elements of risk management, CFIT awareness, overall situational awareness, use of automation, and task management influenced the decisions made and the resulting course of action