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10.48 Judgement and Decision Making
10.48.2 Describe hazardous attitudes.
10.48.4 Describe methods of countering hazardous attitudes.
Attitudes - preconceived ideas or beliefs that influence a person's actions.
- Breaking the rules deliberately in defiance of authority. "Rules are for fools!" "Don't tell me!"
- "Follow the rules, they are there for a reason."
- Trying to prove yourself. "I can do it, watch me!"
- "Taking chances is stupid."
- Deferring to somebody else's way. "OK, if you say so."
- "I'll do what I think is right."
- Giving up or thinking that you can't change something. "What's the use!"
- "I'm not useless, I can make a difference."
- Doing something quickly without thinking first. "Quick, do something!"
- "Slow down, think before taking action."
- Having a "mind set" focused on achieving the goal at all costs. "I must make it."
- "Better to be late than dead on time."
- Thinking you are invincible. "It won't ever happen to me."
- "it can happen to me"
10.48.6 Describe the error/poor judgement chain.
Poor Judgement Chain
Most accidents are the result of a number of causes combining with catastrophic consequences. Often up to seven causes can be involved including the aircraft, the environment, the pilot and operational factors.