Pilots in Command: Your Best Trip, Every Trip

Pilots in Command: Your Best Trip, Every Trip

by Kristofer Pierson
Pilots in Command: Your Best Trip, Every Trip

Pilots in Command: Your Best Trip, Every Trip

by Kristofer Pierson

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Airline pilots are looked upon as leaders by passengers, crew, and employers alike. Newly hired pilots, as well as current pilots upgrading to become Captains, are required to have training, experience, and skills that demonstrate practical leadership ability and professionalism. Beyond accumulated experience in the flight deck, pilots need straightforward guidance on how to fulfill the role of pilot-in-command. Pilots know that when things go wrong, everyone looks to the captain—the pilot-in-command—to make things right.

Pilots In Command: Your Best Trip, Every Trip goes beyond what is required by flight training curricula, into what is both a rarity and a necessity: solid advice to student and professional aviators about how to be transformational leaders. This second edition includes new discussions on professionalism and safety for today's airline operations.

Focusing 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, safety, and a new model of transformational leadership and professionalism for pilots.

Especially relevant for new airline pilots and Captain upgrade candidates, Pilots In Command shares 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: 9781644250655
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Publication date: 11/09/2022
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 462,586
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kristofer Pierson, an experienced pilot for a major U.S. airline, has been working in several segments of the aviation industry for the last two decades. Pilots in Command: Your Best Trip, Every Trip capitalizes on Captain Pierson’s experiences as a pilot, a leader, and an educator.

Table of Contents

About the Author
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

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From the Publisher

"...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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