March 2011 ______________________________________________________________
The MisManagement Pageant: Preventable Fuel Management Errors
Safe flight operations involve an ongoing contest between proper procedures and a number of human factors that threaten to undermine them. This month's CALLBACK looks at recent fuel exhaustion and fuel starvation incidents in which human error was the primary cause. The reports also offer a lineup of constructive lessons regarding fuel planning, usage and system operation. If we keep the spotlight on the lessons learned, proper procedures will win the contest.
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