AIRMANSHIP- What is it?


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

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