Not just how to read them, but how to actually learn a little from them.
I know how to read already!
I am sure you do. Here you are, after all, reading this. I suppose a better way of saying it would be, how to understand what you’re reading.
Actually no, not even that. More, how to learn a bit of ‘human stuff’ that you can use, yourself, from reading them.
Let me give you an example.
If you read an accident report about, I dunno, that ATR-72 that the crew managed to bounce of the water (yeah, really happened, very scary read), you’ll probably come away from it thinking one or two things.
- Urgh, that was really long and there was loads of technical stuff in it, I actually gave up on page 35
- I don’t fly an ATR-72 in that area of the world so not that relevant to me
- I’m not an absolute ***** so that could definitely not be something I would ever do
But the thing is, you very much can learn a whole load about you, humans, pilot stuff, from reading even the most bizarre/excruciating/technical/awful report because every report does, somewhere within it, contain a whole load of squishy human related stuff:
- You just have to know how to find it
- You have to know how to think about it in terms of your operation
- You have to get past the judgement of what they did, and ask ‘could I do things that potentially could lead me to that point?’
You doubt me still?
Well, then read the book! It’s free and it has some amusing pictures in it.
GET IT HERE (down there)