Stupid pilot tricks. (featuring a cast of thousands). What is the stupidest trick of them all?. Hint: all in this room are performing this trick right now. It can happen to me. It might? It will. Two ways to stay safe.
(featuring a cast of thousands)
Conclusion: Human nature is complex and not especially rational. It intersects with aviation and its hazards in many strange ways.
Conclusion: Pilots can have trouble letting go of the rice. EYA!
Conclusion: Your response should be appropriate to the actual problem at hand. EYA!
Problem early in tow
Tail dolly left on
Final glide to a point above the field
Landing at a chosen spot
Conclusion: When you plan a maneuver with a low margin for error, don’t expect to get away with even a small mistake.
Why does this problem keep happening?
Conclusion: A “nearly correct” checklist “sort of” properly applied isn’t worth much.
If problems form a pattern, it’s time to pay attention.