Hazardous Attitudes

Being fit to fly depends on more than just a pilot’s physical condition and recent experience. For example, attitude affects the quality of decisions. Attitude is a motivational predisposition to respond to people, situations, or events in a given manner. Studies have identified five hazardous attitudes that can interfere with the ability to make sound decisions and exercise authority properly: anti-authority, impulsivity, invulnerability, macho, and resignation.

Pilot in Command Responsibility

Remember that according to 91.3, we are responsible and the final authority as to the safe operation of the aircraft. And in order to avoid hazardous attitudes, we have to make sure we are fit and safe for flying. We can use the acronym listed below as a self-evaluation process to determine if we are safe to fly.