Human Factors

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Why is it ALWAYS the Pilot’s Fault?

August 7, 2017, Vanessa Christie, Vice President, Strategic Development, Prevailance Aerospace

Read any given NTSB accident investigation and you will find that the pilot is at least partially responsible for the…

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How to Address the Top 4 Challenges Faced by Most Flight Departments

June 12, 2017, Jim Lara, Principal and Founder, Gray Stone Advisors

If your flight department operates one-to-three aircraft, you’re likely facing resource constraints. And depending on how you manage them, they…

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You Can’t Handle the Truth!

March 13, 2017, Pat Daily, President, Convergent Performance

Lt Kaffee: “I want the truth!” Col Jessep: “You can’t handle the truth!” That’s the famous interchange from the movie…

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Centers of Gravity (Living Ones)

October 6, 2016, Tony Kern, Ed.D, Chief Executive Officer, Convergent Performance

Pilots are all familiar with the concept of center of gravity (CG), the fulcrum point around which thrust, drag, lift…

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How Many Flight Crew are Needed to Operate Safely?

May 3, 2016, Jim Lara, Principal and Founder, Gray Stone Advisors

The topic of appropriate pilot and flight attendant staffing levels can be a delicate, even emotional, subject. Virtually every business…

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Crushing Groupthink in Pursuit of Safety: A Case Study

February 8, 2016, Tony Kern, Ed.D, Chief Executive Officer, Convergent Performance

I recently had the wonderfully unique experience of working with a group of experts who didn’t give a damn about…

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A Source of Stability Amidst a Torrent of Change

October 30, 2015, Tony Kern, Ed.D, Chief Executive Officer, Convergent Performance

Our industry is on the bow wave of some of the greatest change in the last 50 years. Tens of…

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Professionally Uncomfortable

March 27, 2015, Tony Kern, Ed.D, Chief Executive Officer, Convergent Performance

Adapted from Dr. Kern’s column in Skies magazine I usually take great care not to talk about recent mishaps, and…

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Could Technology Be a Hindrance to Your Operation?

August 8, 2013, Used with Permission of NBAA, National Business Aviation Association, NBAA

When Jim Lara had a new up-to-date avionics suite installed in his Baron last December, he faced a task even…

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Take the Fight to the Enemy: Combating Human Error is Still Our Top Challenge

July 9, 2013, Tony Kern, Ed.D, Chief Executive Officer, Convergent Performance

A few years back, after the publication of Blue Threat: Why to Err is Inhuman, I was interviewed on the…

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