Airline pilots were asked to state in a single
sentence or less the one rule they never break and which they thought was most
important in keeping them alive in the air. Their one-line answers form a mosaic
law for survival. Do you have a one-line survival rule? Please send it to us,
and we will put it up here.
- Be skeptical of all human inputs.
Follow the book, donít shortcut.
- Maintain crew coordination.
Plan ahead; be prepared.
- Recognize and combat complacency.
Minimize nonessential talk during take-off, approach, and landing.
Donít assume, double check.
- Think of the next two things.
Always have a way out.
- Understand your limits and those of your