Professional Education Course (PEC)
Tracks: Pilot, Safety
Instructor: Jason Quisling, Air Methods Corp.
Price by Jan. 29: $400 Member | $595 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 29: $520 Member | $765 Nonmember
For a skill that’s so pivotal to one’s survival as a pilot, it’s ironic that we often leave aeronautical decision-making (ADM) to chance. This course will review the tenets of ADM and explore how it is evolving. Examination of in-depth accident case studies will help participants understand how decision-making occurs in dynamic situations. Participants will also develop the building blocks of threat-and-error management (TEM) skills.
Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will have learned:
- How to better understand the human decision-making process
- How to distinguish between analytical and naturalistic decision-making
- About the benefits of TEM and how to start a process for implementing it
- How ADM and TEM work together to support successful outcomes
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Jason Quisling has been flying commercially for more than 25 years in both fixed-wing and rotary aircraft. For the past two decades, he’s been working in the helicopter air ambulance field and currently serves as VP of flight operations for Air Methods Corp., overseeing a fleet of 400 aircraft and 1,300 pilots. Passionate about safety, Jason is an NTSB-trained accident investigator and has been a frequent lecturer on aviation human factors and crew resource management. He volunteers as an active member of the US Helicopter Safety Team and on other industry safety committees.