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Brief The Approach and Fly The Brief

In a 2014 article the Flight Safety Foundation reported that nearly half of commercial jet accidents occurred during final approach and landing.

A SKYbrary article states that: “Approach and landing is the highest risk phase of flight, accounting for over 50 percent of all accidents at every level of aviation. Many types of accidents can happen during the approach and landing phase of flight”

One of the causes of accidents, incidents and training failures during the approach, landing and go around phase is a poorly constructed approach briefing. Indeed, many approach briefings are “standard” and fail to capture the detail required to conduct a safe and efficient approach and landing (or go around if required).

With over 12000 hours of military and commercial aviation instructional experience I can confidently state that most of the line crew that I have facilitated training for fail deliver a briefing that “drills down” to the level required for the conduct of a safe and efficient approach - particularly during non-normal operations. Most crew “get away” with a “standard” briefing.

During the “It’s All About The H.O.W©” course attendees are introduced to the R.O.E Model© - a proprietary resource management model which supports crew during normal and non-normal operations.

One of the critical components of the R.O.E Model© is a unique briefing technique that causes crew to consider each of the resources required to formulate a robust briefing. R.O.E graduates are taught how to structure their briefing with a view to not only delivering a briefing that their fellow crew members will mentally digest but to deliver a briefing that they then fly ie. “brief the approach, landing and go around then fly the brief”

A recent addition to the R.O.E Training Solutions library of documentation is a book called:

The Bucket Brief© - “How To Construct A Comprehensive Approach Briefing - It’s All About The H.O.W©”


To learn more about the R.O.E Model@ and H.O.W© to construct a robust approach briefing using the R.O.E methodology contact us today at our website:

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