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Friday, June 29, 2018

Dave Caroll

Friday's Fabulous Flyer! 

Dave Caroll 

Dave is a retired fighter pilot with a passion for aviation safety. After retirement, he flew for a regional carrier, and was an Upset Prevention and Recovery Training instructor. He is also working on his PhD in Aviation at ERAU, with a Safety and Human Factors focus. With a training background and a passion for safety, Dave is looking into how pilots prefer to receive training: visually, aurally, or kinesthetically.  

Dave needs help with gather data 
from airline pilots!

Dave is planning to use this data to assist in the design of training modules that will be utilized as interventional training for pilots who exhibit poor energy management events that lead to unstable approaches.   

Successful completion of his research may provide air carriers with a way to increase safety by providing necessary training immediately to pilots exhibiting problems in critical areas.

Dave with his Grandson

I took the survey and smiled while taking it because some of the questions described me and exactly how I learn best. There are 54 questions and it took me 10 minutes. Let me tell you about the energy management questions. Those were the only questions I had to think about. The answers will be different based upon what aircraft you're flying and company procedures. However, Dave said to answer them as if you were flying your primary aircraft. He also said that if none of the supplied answers provide a correct solution for your aircraft, he said to feel free to skip the question and move on. 

The survey is completely anonymous. There are basic demographic questions but nothing specific enough to be identifying.

Dave reached out to me because of the incredible support I received from the pilot community to assist in my research. I hope we can all extend the effort to him as well. Training and safety go together, and with your help, we can continue to improve it just a little bit more. 

If you are an Airline Pilot
Would you do me a huge favor 
And take Dave's Survey?

Enjoy the Journey!
XO Karlene 

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