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Checklists for General Aviation

A Micro-Learning Course

Did you know that the Boeing Company almost ceased to exist in the 1930s because of a crash and that the company was saved when someone created the first checklist? Learn more about that story and how checklists have evolved into essential tools we can use today.

This course is intended to increase the pilot's awareness of how effective and efficient checklist usage can actually lower the pilot's workload and increase safety. Even the most simple airplane can be flown more safely by incorporating appropriate checklists.

This course will explain why checklists should be dynamic documents, always ready to be improved or expanded. It will discuss the creation or revision of checklists for normal operations, abnormal operations, and emergency procedures. It will also show how the process of creating or revising checklists will increase better understanding of the airplane's systems and operation.

The course also includes a bonus module on the importance of creating and using abnormal procedures checklists.


Your Instructor


Gene Benson
Gene Benson

Gene is a retired professional pilot who is internationally recognized as a leader in improving human performance by reducing human error. His academic background in psychology aided him in developing procedures and methods to reduce human errors and improve safety in aviation. He played a role in developing many of the safety concepts used world-wide in aviation today. Since retiring from flying, he has worked successfully with companies in high-stakes industries to help them reduce human error in their processes. Now, he is using these same concepts to help individuals be better, safer, and make fewer errors in everything they do.

Throughout his career, he remained active as a flight instructor, giving more than 8,000 hours of dual instruction. He specialized in training flight instructors, recommending 270 for their initial flight instructor certification. He has particularly enjoyed teaching pilot ground schools at all levels.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
You may begin the course at any time. The course must be completed by April 18, 2020.
How long do I have access to the course?
The course must be completed by April 18, 2020.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! Regarding paid courses, If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 10 days and we will give you a full refund.
Is this course valid for FAA Wings credit.
No, this course if for information only and is not valid for FAA Wings credit.

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