Automation Airmanship: Making the Most of the Human Operator in a Complex World

Presented By: Chris Lutat, Convergent Performance

Recommended for: Pilots

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

15:15 - 17:00 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

13:00 - 14:45


In this workshop, Chris Lutat (Author of Automation Airmanship) will follow a brief survey of the 9 Principles of Automation Airmanship with a detailed description of how attendees can apply each principle to every flight leg. This workshop is not a mere reprise of the popular Automation Airmanship workshops of previous SSD’s but an up-to-the-minute discussion of each Principle as it applies to the aircraft, airspace and aircrew of today. A sound working knowledge of contemporary human factors is a pre-requisite, as this workshop takes on the most challenging aspects of operating glass cockpit aircraft in 21st Century airspace.

  1. Survey of the 9 Principles;
  • Discussion of each principle for those unfamiliar with the concepts outlined in Automation Airmanship (McGraw-Hill, 2013)
  • “Briefing Style” review for long-term retention of knowledge
  1. Practical application of each Principle
  • Each principle applied to contemporary situations in today’s aircraft and airspace
  • Case-study style discussion of recent accidents involving complex aircraft
  1. Wrap-up and Q&A

Following each class, there will be a drawing for a signed copy of “Automation Airmanship”


Chris Lutat

Christopher Lutat

Managing Partner

Convergent Performance, LLC