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Aircrew Professionalism is a critical aspect of being a pilot or a crew member in Civil Air Patrol.
Important aspects of being a professional.
- Knowledge of one's own abilities and limitations.
- Knowledge of the aircraft limitations.
- Respect for and compliance with Rules & Regulations.
- Checks their ego at the door and operates in a professional manner.
- Non-tolerance of those who don’t comply with Rules & Regulations.
- Sound flying skills which are acquired through experience and a willingness to maintain a high degree of proficiency.
- Offering expertise & assistance to pilots needing or requesting help.
- Willingly promotes & utilizes effective Crew Resource Management.
- Constant risk evaluation, not constant risk taking.
- Staying focused & situationally aware while avoiding complacency.
- Self-disciplined and consistent in application of good judgment during the decision-making process.
- A healthy respect for the environment and has gained the courage and self-confidence to say "no" when appropriate and the ability and determination to turn around as options for continued safe flight begin to fade.
- Consistently carries these attributes on each and every flight.
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