Back to basics is about revisiting the foundation. The need for conceptual knowledge and risk perception. We are able to have better understanding of the situation based on our knowledge and perception. The new age method of gamification help in learning by motivating the learner intrinsically. The learner initiative brings about a deeper understanding and higher order thinking skill.
Landing on an unstable approach or failure to go around when runway is not in sight is a weakness that humans have. Humans deal with tasks sequentially. The failure to switch tasks even though the second task is more important is known as Cognitive Lockup. Read my view on this aspect which is a factor in unstable approach and runway excursions.
The flyDubai B-737 attempted takeoff without clearance while a Russian Aeroflot A330 was crossing the runway. Euro Control has introduced Runway Status Lights being used at Paris airport, which is a safety barrier for such incidents.
The El Al B-789 managed to get airborne safely despite the 40 Tonne error in weight while calculating the takeoff performance.
I have written a paper on how and why humans commit such grave errors and ways and means to prevent them.
Inattentional blindness, Cognitive bias and poor crew training standards lead to the near world worst air disaster.
How could two pilots execute an approach on the taxiway with 4 aircrafts with almost 1000 passengers in it. They missed the collision by 60 feet.
This activity involves pointing at target objects by stretching your arm and stating out loud, “Such and such is OK” at important points in the work in order to proceed with work safely and correctly.