What has your experience been like with regards to Crew Resource Management, training for CRM, as well as your overall perception of the other pilots you work with?
I am a junior level college student majoring in Aviation-Professional Flight. I am currently working on my commercial pilot certificate with a goal of getting to the airlines. I have learned a lot about human factors in a crew environment and I want to get a little more perspective of what the experience is really like working and interacting with other pilots in today's airline cockpit and throughout the aviation industry. #airline-industry #airplane-pilot
CRM has evolved over the years and it seems to have a pretty good balance now. CRM involves sharing information to ensure the best outcome of a situation. I've been very fortunate because the crews I've worked with have been very professional. It's all about working as a team, being safe, and having a good time.
CRM at the airlines is very good. Crews train together in the sim and follow the same procedures.
Outside the airlines, it's a mixed bag. Crewmembers may be so familiar as to have their own procedures or they may be totally unfamiliar with each other and normal habits. Even crewmembers from the same flight department may never train together in the simulator due to scheduling difficulties. The cowboy mentality is still out there in every company, but it is far more prevalent in the corporate world.