Increasingly applicants for airline jobs are being asked if they have glass time. The use of GPS and "TV screen" instruments, electronic flight bags are more an more common in all aspects of aviation. To ensure that Guthrie Aviation students are able to operate in this enviroment effortlessly and that they have the skills and experiance to suceed, Guthrie Aviation has invested in Zimbabwes first all glass trainer. Fitted with the latest Garmin 500 PFD and 650 gps students will be exposed to the modern avionics world from the beginning, ensuring they have no difficulties in the future and are not looked over in interviews .
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As part of our ongoing safety managment and quality assurance program we have implemented satellight tracking on our aircraft. While enabling us to ensure that our aircraft are operated in accordance with our standard operating procedures it has also given us the ability to rapidly locate our aircraft in the event of an emergency. Pilots are also able to raise attention and communicate with the flight operations department through the use of standard "Mark" messages ensuring that you are never alone even if there is no radio or cell phone signal.
Our students are only a press of a button away from getting assistance should the need arise, and instructors are able to follow their students flights in real time ensuring that all the flight objectives were accomplished.
As clients with passengers on our flights you have access to live tracking, although with less detail, you will be able to see where your flight is and when your guests may be expected to arrive.
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Crew Resource Management
Most pilots would be aware that human behaviour and performance are cited as causal factors in the majority of aircraft accidents. While the aviation industry has benefited from the introduction of new technologies, human operators still continue to make errors. We cannot eliminate human error, but we can catch and minimise errors before their consequences become unacceptable. One of the best ways to achieve this is to train pilots so that they have the necessary human factors skills to cope with the risks and demands of flying.
Human factors entails the minimisation of human error and its consequences by optimising the relationships between people, activities and equipment within a given system, such as aviation. Fatal accidents in passenger-carrying aircraft are very rare, however, safety improvements can always be made.
Although this course incorporates all aspects of Crew Resource Management, the target audience is primarily for fixed wing pilots from low capacity air transport and charter operations, flying training schools and private operators. It is considered that some of the lessons that can be learned from this training are transferable across other areas of the industry. For example, helicopter operators may need to find specific and related case studies from the CAAZ, NTSB or within their own operations to further support the use of this course within a context suited to their operating environment.
The objective of this syllabus is to provide logical Crew Resource Management training for use via facilitated instruction in a group setting.
The logical way to progress through this training is to follow the courseware in the order provided in the CRM presentation, as follows:
Alcohol and other drugs (AOD)
Threat and error management (TEM)