Redefining Airmanship by Tony T. KernRedefining Airmanship by Tony T. Kern

Redefining Airmanship

byTony T. Kern

Hardcover | January 22, 1997

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Redefining Airmanship offers the first concrete model of the abstract ideal of "airmanship," and gives the reader step-by-step guidance for self-appraisal and improvement in the areas of flight proficiency, teamwork, and good judgment in crisis situations. The author, Major Tony Kern, draws on his extensive flight and crew-training experience in the U.S. Air Force, but his model is invaluable for all pilots, whether military, recreational, or commercial.

"Kern's work is a breakthrough, and a benchmark."
--John J. Nance, author of Blind Trust

Aviation Human Factors authority, former U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel
Title:Redefining AirmanshipFormat:HardcoverDimensions:463 pages, 9.4 × 6.4 × 1.44 inPublished:January 22, 1997Publisher:McGraw-Hill Education

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ISBN - 10:0070342849

ISBN - 13:9780070342842

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Table of Contents

List of contributors.Introduction.The Roots and Essence of Airmanship.Flight Discipline: The Cornerstone of Airmanship.Skill and Proficiency: Two Edges of the Airmanship Sword.Know Yourself.Know Your Aircraft.Know Your Team: Teamwork and Crew Resource Management (CRM).Know Your Environment.Know Your Risk.Situational Awareness.Judgment and Decision Making.Airmanship on the Edge: The Total Package in Action.Inhibitors and Obstacles to Achieving Airmanship.Instructing and Evaluating Airmanship.Understanding Airmanship Error.The Marks of an Airman.Appendix: LINE/LOs Checklist.

From Our Editors

Here, for the first time, is a systematic model of professional airmanship, for all pockets of the aviation community. With this book as a guide, you too will develop the "right stuff" for today's complex world of flight. Step by step, system by system, the book shows you how to use history's greatest flyers as role models - and follow in their footsteps; define standards and measurements for success; understand specific aspects of airmanship, using case studies and lessons learned; handle peer pressure, lack of time, and stress; reduce errors and aid decision-making; manage risks; evaluate your own performance; illuminate a path for self-improvement; and advance your career. Redefining Airmanship gives you a holistic model of good airmanship and shows you how to use that model to measure and improve your performance. Using the book's Individual Improvement Plan, you can increase your confidence...develop flight discipline...understand your aircraft...know your crew's strengths and an effective team manager...and achieve your personal best as an ai

Editorial Reviews

``(Airmanship) is a unique work, which, perhaps for the first time, begins to define the professional ethos of being an airman.''