From the days of the early barnstormers, when crowd-thrilling, daredevil pilots pushed aviation out of its infancy, "rogue" behavior, as we refer to it today, has been a constant. Yet far too many modern pilots - smitten by the romance and derring-do of their heroes, as well as their own blind desire to test the limits of their skills - overlook the terrible, sometimes deadly price that rogue attitudes can exact. Now, for the first time, U.S. Air Force pilot and military training expert Tony Kern sounds the alarm in Darker Shades of Blue: The Rogue Pilot. At its heart, this book is a vitally instructive cautionary tale in which the rogue aviator is unmasked, and rogueism is examined for what it is: the dark side of good airmanship. It is meant to serve as a logical starting point for debate and self-analysis among pilots, students, instructors, and others, all in the hope that destructive flight behaviors can one day be eliminated. The book's eye-opening collection of essays and case studies are all true, depicting events as they happened. Each of these studies is designed to chisel out the features of these dangerous risk-takers, while exposing their denial and false sense of glory that lead to needless, shameful tragedy.
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Rogue pilots are a silent menace, undermining aviation and threatening lives and property every day. But never until now have they been exposed for the danger that they are. Rogues are a unique brand of undisciplined pilots who place their own egos above all else endangering themselves, other pilots and their passengers, and everyone over whom they fly. They are found in the cockpits of major
airliners, military jets, and in general aviation. Worst of all, they sometimes appear among normally disciplined pilots, many of whom are just one poor decision or temptation away from fiery disaster. Learn
how to recognize the rogue in action, how to weigh the options and costs of dealing with one, and what your organization's role should be. Kern gives you a unique toolkit for diagnosing and solving the
rogue menace, including: a clear definition and description of the rogue aviator: personality, habits, and actions. Case studies of individual and organizational culprits; how to spot and cope with the rogue; personal risk analysis to use in self-diagnosis; how to create safeguards against rogue behavior. Safety, profit margins, personal advancement, and organizational survival all depend on dealing successfully with rogue behavior, and Darker Shades of Blue: The Rogue
Pilot is the first and only guide that shows you how.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional Publi, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110070349274