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The Fatigue Impact of Multi-Segment Flying

August 6, 2018, Daniel Mollicone, PhD, CEO and Chief Scientist, Pulsar Informatics, Inc.

Pilots know fatigue all too well. Changing time zones, early starts, and delays have always been an inherent part of…

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Love of the Game

August 6, 2018, Tony Kern, Ed.D, Chief Executive Officer, Convergent Performance

“Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands…

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Implementing a Fatigue Management Program: A Human Factors Dimension to Your SMS

March 6, 2018, Daniel Mollicone, PhD, CEO and Chief Scientist, Pulsar Informatics, Inc.

Chapter 11 of ISBAO centers on a Fatigue Management program. Introduced as its own chapter in 2016, the section emphasizes…

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Staying Engaged: Fighting the Three-Headed Dragon

February 5, 2018, Tony Kern, Ed.D, Chief Executive Officer, Convergent Performance

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, when you live near one.” Bilbo Baggins,…

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Fruit Flies, Circadian Rhythms, and Fatigue Risk Management

October 5, 2017, Daniel Mollicone, PhD, CEO and Chief Scientist, Pulsar Informatics, Inc.

Recently, it was announced that this year’s Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to three scientists for their research on…

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Pavlov’s Dogs Had it Right

September 8, 2017, Pat Daily, President, Convergent Performance

Note: In the 1890s, a Russian psychologist named Ivan Pavlov noticed that his dogs began salivating even before they were…

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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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