Flight Discipline by Tony Kern

Flight Discipline

byTony Kern

Hardcover | February 22, 1998

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Flight Discipline is the complete tool kit for any aviator, whether military, commercial, or recreational, to develop the crack discipline needed to be a safe and effective aviator. Major Tony Kern analyses the causes of poor flight discipline, gives chilling case studies of the consequences, and lays out a plan for individual improvement. Key words are italicized and review questions included for each chapter. An unequalled guide to this mainspring of good piloting.

About The Author

Dr. Tony Kern is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force. He has commanded KC-135 tankers, piloted B-1B bombers, and served in various operational and training capacities in his Air Force career. He has designed numerous aviation education and training programs that have been implemented across the spectrum of aviation. He also lect...
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Title:Flight DisciplineFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.6 × 5.8 × 1.4 inPublished:February 22, 1998Publisher:McGraw-Hill Education

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ISBN - 10:0070343713

ISBN - 13:9780070343719

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Table of Contents


Part I: The Problem of Poor Discipline.

The Costs of Poor Discipline.

The Letter of the Law: Regulatory Deviation.

The Problem with Shortcuts: Procedural Deviations.

Organizational Policies: Two Issues for Flight Discipline.

Part II: The Anatomy of Flight Discipline.

The Enemy Within: Internal Factors Impacting Flight Discipline.

Outside Influences: External Factors Impacting Flight Discipline.

Guiding Lights: The Critical Role of Mentoring and Instruction.

Part III: Killing Conditions: Common Scenarios for Breakdowns of Flight Discipline.

The Experience Factor.

Glory Seeking: The Airshow Syndrome.

Misplaced Priorities.

Overconfidence and Complacency.F

ailing to Prepare.

Flight Insurance: A Personal Program for Improving Flight Discipline.