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Flight Instructors Manual by Campbell

Old 11th Nov 2021, 00:00
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As an aside, where you at Cranwell ( GAPAN) a few years back when the CAA staff examiner gave a talk on TEM,
Yes, I was. A hopeless presentation entitled 'Threat and Error Management'. As you say he went completely off point with his attempt to explain threats: a lot of time was spent on how to record flights in the log book, leaving everyone mystified. I remember calls of "what about errors". He really didn't understand 'errors'. I spent quite a long time with him afterward and on the subject of TEM he was clearly at sea. The opinion expressed to you by the Oxford instructor on another occasion is common place around the country. Until FIC instructors are on board nothing is going to change in GA.

Airmanship is a very human thing. It certainly embraces all parts of flying although it can be perceived differently person to person, place to place. To be able personalize it, I suppose, is part of its attraction albeit also its weakness. TEM is not conceived only for aviation but was designed to be used widely in industry, It is very much a team resource and so easily adapted to transport multi-crew operations. TEM is a series of threats and actions to mitigate and/or avoid + known potential errors and actions to also mitigate and avoid. It is a prerequisite that each threat and error is identified and agreed by all those involved for each event.

However you see it, care should be taken not to throw the baby out with the bath water. It is my believe that TEM brings a lot of value even for single crew but it fits under the general umbrella of airmanship..

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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 14:44
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Ron Campbell’s publication even back in the day was overcomplicated .
Alan Newton’s / On track publication for FI s is simple and concise with TEM highlighted to make briefings flow in easy to understand language .
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Old 24th Nov 2021, 08:19
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Having looked at RC’s manual my comment is that it is out of date and no longer fit for purpose, unless you want to teach in the style of a 60s FI.
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Old 24th Nov 2021, 11:44
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And what would be wrong with that?
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Old 24th Nov 2021, 19:16
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Can you explain what is new?

An example: my wife was a primary school teacher and having had a gap from teaching found it difficult to get work. She was told in every quarter that things had moved on and she needed to retrain. A local headmaster said that was rubbish and he would give her some temp work. She asked him what was new. He said: " nothing, they've just turned the wheel and changed some names".

Having taught flying for 40 years I struggle to identify anything new other than the turning of the wheel and the changing of some names.
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Old 30th Nov 2021, 22:12
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A great book and still relevant now. I was fortunate to do my FI in 1976 with Ron and his sidekick Ian Mackie. Great fun and incredible knowledge. Ron’s speciality in the Aerobat was a barrel roll while keeping his pipe the right way up. Also done with perfect 1g using a cup of coffee. A guru if ever there was one. I renewed my FI 2 years ago and used the Campbell book for my ground and air briefings. It worked really well, I am a big fan.
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Old 30th Nov 2021, 22:17
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I might add as rereading the thread this comes up. I substituted TEM for Ronís airmanship sections, that seemed to work quite well. You can make ppl training simple or difficult really dependant on the trainee. Iím a big believer in keeping ab initio flying training relatively simple and add the complexities later when more capacity shown.
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