Episode 13: Familiarity Breeds Complacency | AIN's Tales from the Flight Deck Podcast

October 15, 2018, 6:00 AM

Pilot complacency during preflight inspection nearly led to disaster on a brisk October day in 2008. As an experienced flight crew readying for a short repositioning hop on that crystal clear morning neglected one simple, but crucial task, it soon placed them and their aircraft in danger. What would lead veteran pilots to make such a novice mistake, and how can such similar errors be prevented?

In this episode we will hear from:

  • Dan Boedigheimer, SIC 
  • Nick Duke, PIC
  • Doug Downey, Convergent Performance
  • Vanessa Shawver, Convergent Performance 
  • Jim Weaver, Advanced Aircrew Academy 

Topics this episode will cover:

  • Pilot complacency
  • Preflight checklist importance
  • Ground icing


I'm not familiar with the type, but if no performance issues were noticed for the takeoff, why the major stressing about the landing?