New interview video – Learning and Risk Management.


When Ken Pavlou and Phil Maxson were here last week, we took a hour to shoot some interview footage on the topics above. This is the next video on my YouTube channel in the “Perceptions” series.



Click on the picture above to see the video. It was shot in my front yard at dusk, no notes, one take, no editing to speak of. The “perceptions” videos are share ideas and perspectives in an unfiltered, unpolished, authentic presentation.



4 Replies to “New interview video – Learning and Risk Management.”

  1. Howdy WW,
    Great video and a solid concept of how to prevent a cascading series of events that will likely end in a mishap.
    In my Crew Risk Management training we had what is called the “Most Conservative Statement.”
    It is a five part statement made verbally so that all crewmembers can hear it and make a decision to either continue or abort the path being followed toward a bad result!
    I’m sure you have heard of it or something like it.
    Thanks for the validation.

  2. Most enlightening and eye-opening. And necessary. Personality
    is the issue I believe – there is a world of difference between 25
    years experience and 1 year’s experience 25 times over.

  3. Unfortunately, the first part of the problem is in the mind and heart of some pilots. I say unfortunately because I think too often pilots don’t want to hear they need improvement in some areas. As the CEO of your own risk management and safety program you need to be willing to embrace the observations, critiques, warnings, and advice of others. The other problem is that mentors don’t usually come knocking on your door. You need to actively seek out experienced aviators who will give you the unvarnished truth.

    This is a problem across all aspects of aviation. We see it in the glider world also. I’ve had flight reviews that ended up being 2 quick flights and a simulated rope break/turn back to land at the strip, with little constructive criticism. Was I a better pilot, or did I have a better ability to handle crisis situations, or better situational awareness? Marginally, if at all. It fulfilled the regulatory requirement but not much else.

    And of course this concerns more than just aviating – flight planning, aircraft and engine operations, everything related to our personal aviation operation.

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