When unbriefed situations arise.
When a routine mission becomes an emergency.
When transitions occur.
When a crewmember is incapacitated.
When interactions are strained.
D107. SITUATIONAL AWARENESS
Situational awareness refers to the ability to identify the source and nature of problems, and to
extract and interpret essential information. One must maintain an accurate perception of the
external environment, and detect situations that require action. Situational awareness requires
that we know: Who is responsible for specific activities; what is happening; when events are
supposed to occur; and where the aircraft is in three dimensional space.
Maintaining a correct image of reality.
Mission success depends on your maintaining or recovering situational awareness. Use the
following techniques to maintain a correct image of flight:
Detect and comment on deviations.
Provide information in advance.
Identify potential problems.
Demonstrate an awareness of task performance and mission status.
To Maintain and/or recover situational awareness:
Prepare a through comprehensive brief.
Acknowledge potential problems.
Use all information sources.
Update and revise your flight image.
CREW RESOURCE MANAGEMENT