Module 1 – Aeronautical Science, Aviation Professionalism, Careers, and Certification
Learning Objective: 1. Explain the qualifications, attributes, ethics, and responsibilities of aviation professionals.
1. Website: http://www.iaftp.org/2011/02/the-aviation-professional/
2. Summary Directions:
To be in aviation means that you must put your best foot forward in all that you do. You must always be professional even when no one is looking. To be professional is a qualification, attribute, and ethical responsibility that cannot be taking lightly. The duties and obligations that go along with being professional as an aviation member is critical to each mission. The pilot’s responsibility is to know his or her job and all emergency procedure that go along with their job, that’s professional. Professional is an action that’s not just learned, but drill into a person’s mind, body, and soul. So, when they’re in a panic situation its second nature to them. To be professional is to carry one’s self in an appropriate manner, so that if anyone see’s them they know what values they stand for. A professional is a person that knows his or her craft beyond regular measures. Aviation professional know that they must do the right thing when no one is watching, because they hold lives in their hands. People that work in the aviation field take the extra steps to do things right, that’s practicing good ethics. These qualities can be found in many aviation personnel and that is why we call them professionals. Wilbur Wright once said, “The safety of the operator is more important than any other point. Greater prudence is needed rather that greater skill.” Each member of an aviation crew knows that if the pilot is safe so is all that flies with them. That is why it is imperative that aviation professionals do the right thing when no one else is watching.
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