Pilot Distraction is a major concern for all pilots and passengers. While editing my last video I realized just how much distraction can come from an excited passenger.
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Poor Baron Pilot! Bless your heart! I bet you thought "what did I get myself into?" I felt so sorry for you! No offense Bob, but wow you are a talker! Probably just all the excitement.
Hard to concentrate though, great vid to show instruction.
Love your videos,. they make me wish I could afford to fly just for the fun of it. I love flying but I've never been in a smaller plane only larger commercial jets. Honestly the way smaller planes look like they bump and slosh around a lot more seems like it'd make it more exciting. But alas I'm stuck on the ground living vicariously through people like you.
Boy oh boy... this is why I do crew briefing
I’m the pilot in command , I am in charge of this flight, they are sterile cock pilot rules which we will follow to the teeth, what is sterile cock pilot rules ? Simply during taxing, take off and landing stfu ... let me say that again stfu, and plus whenever I’m talking to ATC or speaking on radio stfu ... I know it sounds hash but I plan on bringing you guys back alive... any questions do you have please ask them now or ask them during cruising ... ladies and gentlemen light cameras action 👏🏿...
I literally say these whenever I fly my siblings or friends around ...
Please use my crew briefing if you have to... I regard my friends hate me for been a strict pilot than they dying on my watch ...
Oh yeah!!!!!!! One guy I'll never take again. I've imagined flying and turning a 90* (degree) bank and kicking my passenger out! He's a chatter box. I will not take him flying again. Told him all the things that I thought he'd b interested in on the ground. Told him not to talk when I was talking to the tower but it fell on deaf ears. Took him on my boat and after a while I wanted to throw him overboard. Distractions can kill as you brought out. Thanks for the short video and message.
This is so true...part of my passenger briefing now includes instruction that I require a quiet cockpit during departure and landing procedure. Quiet includes no talk , no pictures and minimal movement
Now that was a very surprising montage of your friend being very distracting! Obviously it was cut and put together into a short and rapid presentation. But the point was plainly obvious! I'm going to have to incorporate in my briefing, the rule of the "sterile cockpit". While still in the pattern after take off, when in IMC, and again when in the pattern on approach for landing. This video was Very eye opening!
Videos like this can't be overstated. A passenger can be so in awe of what a pilot is doing, they can't help but ask questions from the sheer excitement of takeoffs, landings and radio calls. During my preflight, I explain to the passenger that if I go silent, I'm not being rude, it simply means it's time to cut the chatter and concentrate on flying the airplane in a safe manner. Safe is fun, unsafe is not....plain and simple.
You addressed an extremely important topic!! Nothing against your friend, Bob. But in watching the video again there exists a perturbed look on your face in trying to stay ahead of the task (flying the plane), and at the same time trying to stay calm and kind toward your passenger's bombardment of questions. Nicely done video!
That was funny, but a good point was made. Some people don't realize that sometimes you just need to concentrate on flying the plane. I once told a first time passenger to point out any other he planes he saw to me. Had to tell him airliner contrails 25,000 ft above us weren't really the other planes I meant.
Lol, that compilation is hilarious. It summed up exactly how I feel sometimes with passengers. But in the past 2 years I’ve gained a new form of patience and I learned to tune out chatty passengers in critical phases of flight. Definitely include that sterile cockpit during critical phases of flight in the passenger brief, it’s something I teach my students.
I am not a pilot but I feel for you, people like Bob need to understand that he was endangering his own life as well as yours, I have worked with Pro sound audio for 30 + years mostly in Church and people that I have known for years in my early days of operating sound would constantly come up during the service and talk to me and I finally had to ignore them completely and explain the situation to them later, I don't have to tell you, get a handle on it even at the cost of making someone mad at first and deal with that later,
LOL, I am a huge movie buff so I can relate real life situations to some movie it just popped in my head and in this instance he reminds me of the movie Uncle Buck where the character Macaulay Culkin was asking Uncle Buck 5 billion questions and Uncle Buck responded asking him what is your record for the most consecutive questions asked comical. Nothing wrong with asking questions just need to be at the right time..
Great video Kris and yes one of the first things I noticed on that video was the huge distraction coming from the right seat, and thinking if he was in the plane with me he would drive me insane. Yes you are correct I do pre-brief my passengers for sterile cockpit every time takeoffs Landings climb out, etc..
I totally agree that passengers can become a pilot distraction to even someone with your experience. The fact that you make landings and takeoffs look easy is because of your tremendous concentration. Flying is not easy when you are constantly being bombarded with questions. I am sure your friend was just curious but there is a time and place for everything! Not on landings and takeoffs! You see the consequences of not devoting your full attention to flying in these disaster videos. Pilot error is something you don't want on your conscience!
My late wife and I flew together a lot. We had millions discussions about the concept of a sterile cockpit during take off and landing. Most of the time we were flying to see our grandchildren. And as we grew closer she would get more excited about seeing the kids. And she would want to talk about it. It didn’t matter if I was in hard IMC or blue bird VMC. And no matter how many times I reminded her she would be talking to me. And the best part she would get mad when I told her To be quite! And frankly I wouldn’t change a thing about it.
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Was that guy actually doing that simply as a passenger or was that slightly staged? I would have given him the ultimatum " Be silent while we take off and land or I will likely fly this plane to the scene of the accident". Hard to believe that an adult could be so clueless.
On take off and landing I make sure everyone keeps quiet if the have a question in flight or after landing that’s time to answer the question. That’s how people make mistakes when they get caught up in a conversation. Another great video Chris.
Great great example on the curiousity of our passengers and you are 100% right, we need to brief them before getting into the airplane for the appreciation of the critical phases of the flight since to them, it's all the same!
I preflight all my passengers, even the ones who are pilots. I reinforce the sterile cockpit rule for approaches and departures. I had a CFI earlier this week, while on approach at the end of my BFR, make a comment about a swimming pool. After she said it, she caught herself and commented, "Sterile cockpit!" We had a long talk about the sterile cockpit during our ground time before the flight. Everyone is susceptible to it and we need to reinforce it every time we fly.
that gave me anxiety just listening to it. Ive learned that briefing passengers is the best way to nip that stuff in the butt and let you focus on flying the airplane and when in doubt, give the one finger (which you did) to signal you need to concentrate
Since I am not a pilot I should not be giving advice but in my job in IT and working with linux servers I have to think outside the box and multitask all the time, I just want to tell all of pilots just be safe. I know I run my mouth but I never want to see anyone hurt. You pilots are brilliant people.
That was almost as funny as your video with your mom! 😁 I can't bust your buddy's chops though - if I was right seat, I'd probably annoy the crap out of you with a barrage of questions 10x longer! 😂
GREAT video here. Distractions in a automobile are bad, but even more so in the air with that 4th dimension (altitude) to contend with. This video could potentially save lives down the road - you never know! Nice work!
Excellent video and forever timely. While there were the pilots on the Eastern flight, there is only one for most GA flights.
Knowing what I know now, with passengers I'll declare a "sterile cockpit" below a certain altitude. You'll see that on commercial and corporate aviation turbine operations a lot. Below 10,000' only conversation that is flight related. Obviously, 10,000' is above some GA cruising altitudes, but maybe 2,000' AGL would be s good choice. That way, you have less distractions. Also, with more than one passenger, the ISO button on the intercom is a nice feature.
This is an important topic and I'm glad you made a video about it.
+Baron Pilot as I said, forever important. As there are more and more people watching videos like yours, Josh's, Steveo's, etc., we need to be cognizant that we may, unintentionally, be teaching the next generations of pilots. Best to "teach" them best practices.
Yes, I do recognize that all of you people put disclaimers, but, if they see something, they still take it in as a pilot or future pilot.
Lol, I know that was edited and condensed, but Bob seems to have a knack for asking questions at the most inopportune times. I always brief passengers to be quiet on take offs and landings. I also tell them to stop talking if they hear the radio. I liked this video, nice job. Paul.
It was a fabulous video, something every pilot is aware of and at times we all forget to brief passengers. I have had to isolate pilot only on comm panel more than once. Worst time is hard IFR on the approach
That was funny but next time get Mom in the front and Bob in the back. It would go something like. Your Mom " Can Bob fly the plane from the back?" Do you use diesel in the tank?" Why don't you have a rear view mirror? Is Bob married?" Does he have kids?" Did you bring anything to eat?" How does my hair look?" Did you put an air conditioner in the plane yet?" Did you check the air in the tires?" Now that would be a test.
Looks like Bob was scared to death and couldn't stop talking.
He is definitely a case study in the need for 'passenger preflight briefing".
Excellent example for current and future pilots.
Thanks for sharing.
I was reading your comments and something sparked in my brain. What if's. What if you had a passenger flip out, go crazy for any given reason be in emotional, psychological or physical issues. Do pilots have something like a tazer or something to render a passenger unconscious. I could see in a small aircraft if someone flipped out that they could easily bring the plane down. Yes, preflight the passengers as well but maybe a hidden tazer under the seat or some method to assist in those situations. A gun, for obvious reasons, would not be an appropriate choice. Just something to think about. This is why I think pilots are incredible people as they manage not only the airplane but the entire environment inside and outside the aircraft. You have to be a great multitasker and pilot and be 100% aware of everything at all times.
I am not a pilot, want to be but because of certain physical disabilities, becoming a pilot is impossible. I have such a love and passion for aviation so I live vicariously through all of you guys and the technology that brings aviation into my home is awesome. However, if I ever get the chance to fly with anyone this has definitely given me a code of conduct for the cockpit. Lives depend on it.
There have been several instances where this has happened, some intentional, some the result of panic. ALMOST all of them were resolved safely. Being in such a confined space makes it hard to protect all the soft spots on your body; a good hit to the throat or genitals gives the problem passenger something else to think about. A shockingly large number of people are shot with their own gun, not only would a taser be taken away just as easily, a taser transfers to people who are touching. This means theres a very good chance you would taze yourself if you somehow managed to hang on to your taser while you bent over and fished for it under the seat during a fist fight in a plane that is only little more than a meter wide at the widest.
Great video, so so so so important. Maybe the FAA should demand, like you stated, make it a regulation that you have to brief the passengers on pilot distraction and maybe make it a part of all checklists to remind the passengers that your attention "MUST" be to fly the airplane first and attend to their needs or questions after all of your flying related work is accomplished to remain safe and attentive. Again great great job now just need a lot of views to emphasize this fact. I do notice P1D will let the right seat know that he is flying the airplane and please not questions until after takeoff and climbout. That little edited clip you demonstrated pilot distraction via passenger interference with was great and annoying as the monotone questions got irritating after a while and I can only imagine what your thoughts were. Thank you Sir.
I watched the video with Bob, as I always watch all your videos. I thought when I watched that video Bob was pretty inquisitive, but didn't realize how much until I watched this one. Holy smokes I almost sprayed my computer with coffee as I started to laugh. Thank you for the good laugh. They are hard to come by for me these days lol.
FOR ALL YOU YOUNG PILOTS OUT THERE:: 1) Following “Checklists” is King and that single simple repeatable action will allow you to fly until you die naturally. 2) Get a “Mentor”. Preferably one who has been around a while and if you are lucky enough, a pilot as well. You will learn more than just life lessons, if you’re smart enough to listen and learn.?..
I am exceedingly fortunate to have several good friends that have flown for over 70 years and some for over 80 years (ie. B-29 Pilot in WW2 while his first flight was in 1928 while he was 8yo in a Ford Tri-Motor and HE just passed his 2nd class medical at 96 years Old without any limitations). One of my now “Airport Group Friends” bought his 1964 Twin Comanche brand new and still IFR pilots the “Cream Puff” to his ranch in Southern Oregon from his home in Northern Washington often... This pilot uses his custom made laminated flip Checklist for every situation (as he says) “so I don’t have to rely on my memory”. I call that good pilotage.
Don’t look at the old guy sleeping on the couch of your local FBO as just an old tired guy... he/she could be the most influential person in your life other than your parents [if they did their jobs], explore the opportunity to listen to the same story several times... again, if you’re really lucky and pick the right “Mentor”, you might just learn a few real life lessons beyond being allowed to become a future Safety Pilot...
I popped my head into the right hanger when I was a 13 year old nearly 46 years ago. I count my blessings every day.
Capt BP... great video... Bob is sooo funnny... great edits... is he an airline pilot now?... u answered all his questions... so funnny..shouldve just let him takeover .... thx for doing... good history lesson on eastern flt too
I just also realize that a passenger can be a huge distraction and can lead to mistakes. One of my last flight, I flew with a fellow pilot friends and he wanted to fly the plane and help but that was just distraction for me and disturb all my navigation. I also didn't cross checked some infos from the ATC, like the squawk number wich he dial wrong... It's a lesson learned I will be more careful and more strict in the cockpit from now !
You have to learn to decipher your passengers before preflight and this whole situation with Bob could have been avoided. Bob would have definitely been in awe with an etch a sketch or a GI Joe and left you in peace for a flight to Reykjavik.
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