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CRM (crew resource management), is a set of procedures that ensure the crew are working together without any barriers, as opposed to an authoritative pilot-in-command.

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ETH 409: Was the most obvious sign of fatigue being a factor due to one of the pilots calling out “go around” when they were climbing after T/O? [closed]

One of the pilots yelled out “go around” x6. It looks like they were making a right turn when they should have been making a left turn. The controller informed them for the second time to turn left, ...
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Has any accident been prevented by bending or breaking the rules?

I wonder if there is an incident that pilots saved the plane or minimized the damage by bending or breaking the rules like Sully? (As it's known Sullenberger started the APU at first which was the ...
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Can a F/O declare “My plane” to the Captain? [duplicate]

Let's presume an airline flight piloted by 2 people: the Captain (assuming PIC role) and the F/O. Is the F/O allowed to take manual control over the Captain actions? Under what circumstances? Could ...
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Has any accident been caused by poor time management, despite a perfectly done checklist?

This is a question I've heard from an aviation psychologist. I've searched on that but couldn't find a satisfying example. The full question is: Has there been any accident which was caused by poor ...
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How exactly are checklists shared between the pilots?

Plane startups are shared between the crew But how exactly? Does the captain do the startup and then ask the copilot if everything is correct? How exactly does it work? Is it aircraft specific or ...
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Are Crew Resource Management (CRM) and other Human Factors methods effective?

I help in giving human factor training in both the start up phase and in the biennial continuous training. I am a bit tired of my students...especially those in aviation long term, being disillusioned ...
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How is crew resource management trained?

Pilots are taught that pilot monitoring should speak up if something seems wrong, and take over the controls if the pilot flying does not respond adequately, even if the pilot flying is a senior ...
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Can a pilot choose his co-pilot?

How are pilots paired in the duty roster? Pilots choose their co-pilots from a pool (whitelist)? (Pilot has the final say) Randomly, but taking pilot wishes into consideration? (Airline has the final ...
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co-pilot incapacitation: land alone or with a passenger-pilot?

Pilots are trained to safely fly the aircraft in case of co-pilot incapacitation: "A commercial aircraft can be landed with one pilot at the control and Delta pilots are fully trained to do so if ...
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Which of the pilots flies when it gets dangerous?

Who flies when it gets dangerous ? In other words: Which pilot takes control of a passenger aircraft as Pilot Flying (PF) in an emergency (aircraft upset, loss of control, mechanical failure, etc.) ...
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What are the factors behind crew pairing and crew rostering?

What are the factors to be taken in to consideration for crew pairing and crew rostering?
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What is a CRM and what does it stand for? [duplicate]

I've always wanted to ask a pilot what a CRM was. Of course, I didn't really get lots of chances to ask pilots, no I thought of just asking here. What is a CRM and what does it stand for?
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Is there statistical evidence of the benefits of CRM?

Seeing there's apparently now a consideration towards allowing single pilot commercial aircraft, I figured a fairly good counterpoint would be the benefits gained from crew resource management (which ...
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What procedures exist to take control from an “unsafe” pilot? [duplicate]

I was reading up on the Garuda Indonesia Flight 200 crash and a few questions came to mind, in summary the captain (PF), conducted an unsafe approach in which he did not heed multiple warnings from ...
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Is there any way to relieve the Pilot in Command?

Is there any way to relieve the Pilot in Command besides hijacking and incapacitation? This question comes from a comment by rackandboneman, who says: And whose authority is sufficient to make an ...
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What would happen if the flight engineer is unavailable on a 747?

Consider a 747-100/200 with a 3 person crew: two pilots and one flight engineer. During the flight, the flight engineer suffers a medical problem and is unable to serve duty for the rest of the flight....
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Why are callouts of changes in the Flight Mode Annunciator not automated?

With many airlines it seems to be standard that the Pilot Monitoring observes the Flight Mode Annunciator (FMA) and calls out any changes in the autopilot mode displayed on the FMA (I guess to raise ...
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Would a takeoff be aborted if 'rotate' is not called out?

As captain of a Boeing 747 on a take-off roll I am expecting my co-pilot to call out V1, Rotate, but he does not call out rotate. Do I abort the take-off?
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What are the roles of the co-pilot in commercial aviation?

I am currently doing a project(in college) on the history and future of the role of a co-pilot and to start it off I wanted to just summarize what the roles of the co-pilot are.
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Do companies based in non-English-speaking countries require intra-cockpit procedural communication to be performed in English?

I was watching a video of an MD-11 landing in Quito, Ecuador The crew is German (Lufthansa). When they speak with ATC it's in English (obviously). When they speak with each other it's in German (...
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How are conflicts between pilot flying and pilot not-flying over aircraft control resolved?

A question about the "my aircraft" protocol led to several answers that explain how the pilot flying (PF) can delegate control to the pilot not flying (PNF). It also seems that a pilot (e.g. ...
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How is aircraft control positively transferred between pilot flying and pilot not-flying?

I am watching the video NTSB Animation Flight 1549 Hudson River Landing US Airways (Youtube) and at 0:36 in the video, after the bird strike, you see the following dialogue: ...
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In an airliner, does the Captain or the First Officer fly the airplane?

If there is such a thing as a 'normal' flight (in a commercial airliner), who flies the plane? Is it usually the Captain, the First Officer, or whomever needs the hours?
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Does the co-pilot still remain in control of the plane if an engine fails during takeoff?

If an engine fails after $V_1$, how long does the copilot remain in control if he was the pilot flying? What is prioritized before the captain taking control of the aircraft?
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What is Crew Resource management (CRM)?

I hear a lot about CRM these days (it seems to be a buzz word). It is related to safety, but what exactly is it? From what I know, it also applies to single pilot flights (even in a Cessna 150!), ...