ICARUS Cockpit Culture of Fly Till You Die

Greek Mythology told of a story with a father named Daedalus. He warned his son Icarus not to fly too high, or the sun would melt his waxen wings. However, the boy, intoxicated with flight, soared above his cautious father. In the clear blue sky, the warmth of the sun dissolved his delicate wings, causing him to plunge to his death in the green sea below. The myth of Icarus is used to illustrate the ancient Greek word hubris, a term for the overweening human pride and vanity that often result in tragedy. … More ICARUS Cockpit Culture of Fly Till You Die

Lack of CRM and Language Barrier concerns with cockpit Fuel Emergencies

This poor decision and lack of good sound CRM (Crew Resource Management) judgment in the cockpit ended up costing the lives of 71 onboard. There were only six survivors that made it out alive. This was a tragic event which could have been completely prevented. Now the lives of these young Brazilian athletes at the prime of their lives were needlessly extinguished that day. There is a saying: “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” … More Lack of CRM and Language Barrier concerns with cockpit Fuel Emergencies