This course is an introduction to the principles of crew resource management (CRM) and will acquaint students with the concepts and skills required of aircrew members in safely operating multi-place aircraft. Topics will include flight safety concepts, communications skills, effective teamwork principles, and aircraft accident case studies. Students will practice CRM concepts in the Frasca flight training device. Group 2 course.
Required Prerequisites AVG 252
-may be taken concurrently
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Describe the fundamental principles relating to the role of a first officer.
- Describe the effects communication has on the safe and effective outcomes of an aircraft flight.
- Incorporate effective CRM principles with real world aircrew interactions in aircraft requiring more than one pilot.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Recognize how individual personality traits affects one's interactions with others in the midst of dynamic, safety-critical situations.
- Operate effectively as part of a multi-person crew.
Learning How to Learn:
- Describe how human errors, miscommunications, and responses contribute to aircraft accidents.
- Reflect on how their own actions and communication skills directly affect the safe outcome of any given flight.
- Analyze the effectiveness of crew interactions in rapidly changing situations to determine appropriate modifications to create safe resolutions to unsafe situations.
- Incorporate their own positive study habits as they prepare for recurrent training requirements of the FAA.
- Recognize the importance of self-study in keeping current in their profession.