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EGAST Leaflet GA 2 Decision Making

It is generally understood that most accidents are the result of the pilot actions and decisions. This leaflet reviews some of the factors that influence decision making and how pilot's decisions can affect the safety of the flight.
Every flight requires the pilot to make decisions. Some are between two exclusive choices; the ‘go/no-go’ decision.  Others require the pilot to work out a course of action from available information.  The same factors affect both types of decision.
However, it is most important that the pilot be aware of the situation at all times and recognise in advance when a decision is necessary.