I was at a seminar with 28 instructors a couple of months ago and the speaker asked someone to define AIRMANSHIP, no one volunteered!
Airmanship is to take the safest course of action in a given set of circumstances
Airmanship separates the superior pilot from the average pilot and is not just about physical skills but wise
decision-making, knowledge of yourself, the aircraft and the environment.
■ Effective airmanship seems to be highly related to a good level of experience, with three progressive
levels from basic, superior to outstanding.
■ There are a number of models of airmanship, but all agree that judgement, control and discipline
underpin effective airmanship.
■ Airmanship can be improved by a dedication to self-improvement.
Finally the EASA definition of airmanship:
THE CONSISTENT USE OF GOOD JUDGEMENT AND WELL DEVELOPED KNOWLEDGE< SKILLS AND ATTITUDES TO ACCOMPLISH FLIGHT OBJECTIVES