Report on Resilience
“Resilience – Recovering pilots’ lost flying skills”
The Royal Aeronautical Society, London has published the report that I produced after I opened the Flight Simulation Conference at the RAeS in London in November 2014.
My report studies the flight safety statistics from 1942 until 2014 and the implications for flight simulation industry.
The future trend for Aviation flight safety (hull losses/year) can take three paths:
- extrapolates to zero by 2025, or
- levels at the incidence of Black Swan Events, or
- increases as a result of many factors.
My report then analyses three methods to mitigate for senario 3 (an increase in the aviation accidents):
more hands on flying time, and
- Stress Proof Deliberate Practice, and
- cloud hosted high fidelity low cost personal simulation anywhere anytime. Note: ODG and Oculus Rift have key technologies that form the basis for hosted VR simulators.
My report was published in the June edition of “Aerospace” (pp 32-37).
Three Video Interviews
Black Swan Events: Interview with Richard de Crespigny
Captain Eric Auxier has a very good aviation web site Adventures of CAP’N Aux
Eric recently conducted a long interview with me about values and beliefs, leadership, teamwork, training, resilience, decision making, crisis management, open disclosure and personal guarantees. Eric then edited the interview to make three separate videos.
Links to Eric’s three interviews are below:
- Interview 1(13 minutes)
- Interview 2 Discussing Responsibility, Corporate & Personal Culture, Teamwork, Challenging Authority (managing upwards / STOP!) and Control Checks. (13 minutes)
- Interview 3 – on Swiss cheese, advice fo aspiring pirates and flying lawnmowers
The interviews are also being printed in the July, August and September 2015 editions of the Airways Magazine.
Presentation in the Woods at Oshkosh
The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is the World’s premier fly-in airshow in the USA. The airshow ran from 20-26 July 2015. The air traffic control is the busiest air traffic control in the world.
- more than 16,200 airplanes landed at Oshkosh, a ten year high,
- more than 3,000 aircraft arrived on some days, and
- about 550,000 visitors attended the event, most of whom arrived in automobiles rather than light airplanes.
I presented twice at Oshkosh:
- Theater in the Woods at the Oshkosh Airshow on the opening evening (7 -9 pm) on Sunday 19th July 2015 (AOPA trailer re my talk)
- Monday 20th July at Forum Stage 7.
Commander Jim Lovell, Fred Haise presented to a packed audience at the Theatre on Wednesday night 22 July.
I had the pleasure to fly many Australians who had attended Oshkosh, home from Dallas to Sydney. We all agreed that the EAA (Oshkosh) airshow is the best fly-in airshow in the world.
- Oshkosh statistics
- Captain Eric Auxier’s video summary of Oshkosh 2015.
- EAA-2015- The best AirVenture in a decade (Fred George)