Welcome to the Safety Section of the Flying Clubs Newsletter, Club Connector!
Each month we provide resources for flying club safety officers so that they can keep their clubs informed and safe. We also include links to the FAASTeam Topic of the Month PowerPoint slides providing talking points for your next safety brief. Along with the slides, we often provide links to relevant articles, videos, and other media that you may also find helpful. To learn more about this section, be sure to check out Episode 15 and 15b of Flying Clubs Radio!
If you are interested in using the FAASTeam WINGS program with your flying club, feel free to contact Steve, who is a Lead Representative and WINGSPro, and uses the program in his club.
Before we get to this month’s Topic of the Month, let’s do a quick reminder of just some of the resources available to all pilots:
Alright then, let’s get on with this month’s safety topic!
November Safety FAASTeam Topic of the Month: CFIT and Plan Continuation Bias
A GAJSC study of General Aviation CFIT Accidents suggested that human biases, particularly Plan Continuation Bias, may compromise effective pilot decision making and lead to CFIT accidents.
CFIT and Plan Continuation Bias
Human biases are patterns of reasoning that weigh the value of information according topre-conceived beliefs. Biases present as a prejudice in favor or against one thing, person, or group compared with another; often in a way considered to be unfair
even though information that indicates the plan should be modified or abandoned is readily available. It appears stronger as one nears completion of the activity (e.g. nearing a destination).
and weather challenges, and alternative destinations.