No Greater Burden
Events in our daily lives can lead to a relatively small error with grave consequences. In this special video presentation, we take a sobering look at one pilot's personal tragedy, the devastation it wrought, and the lessons all of us can take from it. (approx. 30 mins.)
Much research has been done on the negative effects of stress on our physical and psychological well-being. The more stress we experience, whether we know it or not, the more inclined we are to lose concentration, forget things, and perform poorly on tasks that should be familiar and easy for us. More often than not, those effects have little impact upon our day-to-day life. Such effects while flying, however, could lead to a disastrous outcome.
We’ve included an assessment tool below to help identify stressors in your life, and how much of a factor they may play in how well you are performing.
The Stress Scale
The Holmes and Rahe stress scale is a tool that has been used for more than 40 years as a predictor of one’s vulnerability to illness. This tool is also used as a model for determining how life events rank in causing stress, which can lead to performance degradation, loss of concentration, or worse.
To score your stress levels, simply check the box in the right hand column next to all the events that have happened to you in the last year. Your score will automatically update.
|300+||You have a high or very high risk of becoming ill in the near future.|
|150-299||You have a moderate to high chance of becoming ill in the near future.|
|<150||You have only a low to moderate chance of becoming ill in the near future.|
Additional ASI Resources
Good decision making is about avoiding the circumstances that lead to really tough choices. As you will learn from the three Accident Case Studies included in this spotlight, it is not always easy to do. Check out the resources on this page, which will help you avoid making poor choices and hone your good judgment.