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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.

The following link redirects to the safety culture framework web-page of the Netherlands Aerospace Laboratory - Air Transport Safety Institute (NLR-ATSI) website.

This document is an example of pre-flight planning checklist.

Operators should adapt it to their operations.

This Leaflet covers the following subjects:

- Degraded Visual Environment (DVE),
- Vortex Ring State (VRS),
- Loss of Tail Rotor Effectiveness (LTE),
- Static & Dynamic Rollover, and
- Pre-flight planning Checklist.

The priorities for safe flying are ‘Aviate, Navigate, then Communicate’. Whilst this is always true, correct standard radiotelephony phraseology makes an important contribution to the safe and efficient operation of aircraft.
Communication errors and inappropriate use of phraseology continue to feature as contributory factors in aviation incidents and accidents in Europe.

Developed by the Dutch National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR), this study report  addresses the causal factors of errors in ground handling.

The following link opens a document hosted on the SkyBrary website describing the ARMS methodology for operational risk management developed by the Aviation Risk Management Solutions (ARMS) group under the aegis of ECAST.

This video raises awareness on the dangers of electric wires and towers, standing below 1000ft and how to avoid collision with cables.

English version

Spanish version

This video provides helicopter pilots with some advice to manage their passengers, and not to compromise flight safety.

This video aims at explaining helicopter passengers how to behave when flying in a helicopter. It also emphasises that poor weather conditions may lead to flight delay or cancellation, in order to ensure safety. Passengers should accept pilot decisions and avoid pressing the pilot to fly in unsafe conditions.

French version of the video

See-and-avoid’ is the main method used to minimise the risk of collision when flying in visual meteorological conditions. It is an integral part of a pilot’s ‘situational awareness’, in other words the skill involved in looking outside the cockpit or flight deck and becoming aware of what is happening around the aircraft. Actively looking for possible traffic and obstacles, for instance.

Safety Management made easy! AERODIAGNOSTIC is a simple and practical tool designed for aeroclubs to support Risk Assessment, Safety Management and learning from experience. The spreadsheet is intended primarily for flying clubs, but can be used also by pilots, flight instructors and safety officers. Originally developed by the Fédération Française Aéronautique (FFA), AERODIAGNOSTIC was translated in English by the Honourable Company of Air Pilots (AirPilots), United Kingdom.

The Institut pour l'Amélioration de la Sécurité Aérienne (IASA), France, published a video on the loss of visual reference and its role in loss of control in flight (LoC-I) accidents.  Flying into into adverse weather remains a leading cause of LoC-I accidents in general aviation!

The following link redirects to the Airspace Infringement - Guidance Notes for Pilots web-page of the SkyBrary website.

This section provides resources for the Czech-speaking general aviation pilots, instructors and aeroclubs.

This section provides resources for the Finnish-speaking general aviation pilots, instructors and aeroclubs.

This section provides resources for the French-speaking general aviation pilots, instructors and aeroclubs.

This section provides resources for the German-speaking general aviation pilots, instructors and aeroclubs.

This section provides resources for the Norwegian-speaking general aviation pilots, instructors and aeroclubs.

The following link opens a presentation hosted on the SkyBrary website describing the ARMS methodology for operational risk management developed by the Aviation Risk Management Solutions (ARMS) group under the aegis of ECAST.

Developed by  the Dutch National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) for ECAST, this document defines and operationalises the safety culture concept and provide a safety culture framework.

Developed by ECAST, this document presents guidance on hazard identification to support Risk Assessment and Management in a (Safety) Management System.

Developed by ECAST, this document presents six guiding principles and example organisational structures suitable for implementing a (Safety) Management System.

The following link redirects to the Safety Management System (SMS) implementation support web-page of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website.

The following link redirects to Safety Management International Collaboration Group (SM ICG) webpage of the SkyBrary website.

Developed by the Dutch National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR), this study reports addresses ground handling safety.

European Plan for Aviation Safety

Annual Activity Report

Annual Safety Review

Annual Safety Recommendations Review

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