Effective communication is vital at all times, both inside and outside the cockpit.
Be aware of barriers to communication and attempt to overcome them.
Leadership is the ability to direct and coordinate the activities of other crewmembers and to
stimulate the crew to work together as a team.
Being a good leader involves inspiring your crew to work up to their potential; a good leader can
bring out the best in his/hercrew. The leader is in control of the situation and has certain
Aircrew leaders must be able to:
Direct and coordinate the crew's activities.
Make sure the crew understands what is expected of them.
Focus attention on the crucial aspects of the situation.
Keep crewmembers informed of the mission information.
Ask crewmembers for mission relevant information.
Provide feedback to the crew on their performance.
Create and maintain a professional atmosphere.
Adaptability/Flexibility refers to the ability to alter one's course of action contingent upon or as a
function of another's action and/or situational demands.
Adaptable/flexible aircrew members should be able to:
Alter their behavior to meet situational demands.
Be open and receptive to other ideas.
Help others when necessary.
Maintain constructive behavior under pressure.
Adapt to internal and external environmental changes.
Situations requiring adaptability:
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