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Author: This^^^   Date: 2/2/2019 1:20:35 PM  +3/-2   Show Orig. Msg (this window) Or  In New Window

I truely don't understand where the almighty attitude comes from. "Don't question the pilot, if he says go, we go...." NO! That is exactly why we are in these situations.

407 above said it best. If your med crew is questioning you then help them understand what you are looking at. Explain to them why it is safe to go, or un-safe to not go. Explain your out's and your alternative plans should it not be as you expect. Are they "Crew members?" not by definition. But if they can provide some information from a past experience they have had I'll take it into consideration. (Notice I didn't say I'll follow it.)

I fly SPIFR HAA. I am confident in my abilities to get us home safely should I end up in the clouds. Does that give me the right to push a Med members feelings and experience aside? No, that is exactly how you end up doing the opposite of building confidence from your Medical peeps. If they turned down a flight that I accepted because of the weather and I know we could have taken it. Oh well. Now it's a learning opportunity for that Medical person. Now I have the time to explain why I thought it was okay to go in detail. And, if they want to... Let's go do a training flight. We will go out IFR and show them what they could have expected, and get them more comfortable. Guess what, they will be more confident in me as a result as well.

Why do we as pilots have to be the almighty one that knows everything and can't be questioned? I welcome my crew questioning me. It provides me a chance to instill confidence in me and my abilities. Next time maybe they will not question me. 

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Medical staff NOT crew +29/-12 Ever.. 2/2/2019 6:46:33 AM