Personal Risk

DECIDE for circumstances outside normal procedures

Detect
– gather facts. what works, what doesn’t?

Estimate
– Assess and understand situation
– seen something similar?
– consider possible solutions

Choose
– safest, practical solution

Identify
– ID actions to carry out for safest option
– done this before?
– what’s the expected outcome?

Do
– Execute safest option

Evaluate
– Evaluate and reassess
– revise if necessary
– review situation, return to emergency checklist

I’M SAFE
Illness – symptoms?
Medication? Prescription? Over-the-counter?
Stress? Work? Money? Health? Family or relationships?
Alcohol: within 8 hours? 12? 24?
Fatigue – not rested or alert?
Eating – nourished and hydrated?

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PAVE
Personal minimums checklist

Pilot
– experience / currency
– Physical condition

Aircraft
– Fuel reserves
– Experience in type
– Aircraft performance
– Aircraft equipment

Environment
– Airport conditions
– Weather
– Weather for VFR/IFR

External pressures
– Trip planning
– Diversion or cancellation
– Alternate plans
– Personal equipment

By Tom Krajci