Single-pilot Resource Management (SRM)

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Define the term “single-pilot resource management”.
Single-pilot resource management (SRM) is the art and science of managing all the resources (both on-board the aircraft and from outside sources) available to a single pilot (prior to and during flight) to ensure the successful outcome of the flight. SRM helps pilots learn to execute methods of gathering information, analyzing it, and making decisions.
What are examples of the skills necessary for effective SRM?
a. Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM)
b. Risk Management (RM)
c. Task Management (TM)
d. Automation Management (AM)
e. Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT) awareness
f. Situational Awareness (SA)
Explain the use of the “Five P” model to assess risk associated with each of the five factors.
At key decision points, application of the “Five P” checklist should be performed by reviewing each of the critical variables:

a. Plan – weather, route, publications, ATC reroutes/delays, fuel onboard/remaining
b. Plane – mechanical status, automation status, database currency, backup systems
c. Pilot – illness, medication, stress, alcohol, fatigue, eating (IMSAFE)
d. Passenger – pilot/non-pilots, nervous or quiet, experienced or new, business or pleasure
e. Programming – autopilot, GPS, MFD/PFD; anticipate likely reroutes/clearance; questions to ask – What is it doing? Why is it doing it? Did I do it?

Define the term “Aeronautical Decision Making”.
ADM is a systematic approach to the mental process used by aircraft pilots to consistently determine the best course of action in response to a given set of circumstances.

Two models for ADM practicing: DECIDE and 3P

Explain the basic steps in the decision making process.
a. Define the problem
b. Choose a course of action
c. Implement the decision
d. Evaluate the outcome
The DECIDE model of decision making involves which elements?
a. Detect a change needing attention.
b. Estimate the need to counter or react to a change.
c. Choose the most desirable outcome for the flight.
d. Identify actions to successfully control the change.
e. Do something to adapt to the change.
f. Evaluate the effect of the action countering the change.
Describe the 3P model used in ADM.
a. Perceive – the given set of circumstances: PAVE.
b. Process – by evaluating their impact on flight safety: CARE.
c. Perform – by implementing the best course of action.
How can the use of the “PAVE” checklist during flight planning help you to assess risk?
a. PIC – general health, physical/mental/emotional state, proficiency, currency
b. Aircraft – airworthiness, equipment, performance capability
c. EnVironment – weather hazards, terrain, airports/runways to be used, conditions
d. External pressures – meetings, people waiting at destination, desire to impress someone, etc.
Name five hazardous attitudes that can affect a pilot’s ability to make sound decisions and properly exercise authority.
a. Anit-authority – Follow the rules (they are usually right.)
b. Impulsivity – Think first (not so fast.)
c. Invulnerability – it could happen to me.
d. Macho – Taking chance is foolish
e. Resignation – I can make a difference, I am not helpless.

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