Single-Pilot Resource Management (SRM)

At Jet Safety International, your course instructor will introduce you to Single-Pilot Resource Management and ADM, which are beneficial.

(SRM) Single-pilot Resource Management has a philosophical connection to Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Threat and Error Management (TEM) used by airline and other advanced and professional pilots and flight crews. All are considered effective safety enhancements (SEs) in general aviation.

The FAA Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, defines Single-pilot resource management (SRM) as “The art and science of managing all the resources - both on-board the aircraft and from outside sources available to a single pilot prior to and during flight to ensure the successful outcome of the flight”.

According to the FAA Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM) is defined as “A systematic approach to the mental process used by pilots to consistently determine the best course of action in response to a given set of circumstances”.

Single-Pilot Resource Management and ADM

Many CRM principles crew environments have been successfully applied to single-pilot aircraft and led to the development of SRM. SRM includes the concepts of ADM, Threat & Error Management (TEM) task management, automation management, controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) avoidance and situational awareness (SA). SRM training helps the pilot maintain SA by managing the automation and associated aircraft control and navigational tasks. The use of available resources such as autopilot and air traffic control (ATC) replicates the principles of CRM.

Advocates of SRM–ADM adoption have targeted a number of areas of general aviation for their attention, which include:

  • Pilot training (involving single-pilot operations, for example, during practice of maneuvers and procedures for flight tests);
  • Business aviation (involving single-pilot operation of piston engine–powered and turboprop-powered airplanes, and some types of turbojet a airplanes, including owner-operated business jets.

Pilots planning to train for the CE-525S PIC type rating with single pilot authority or taking citation recurrent training with a CE-525S PIC type rating will find that Single-pilot Resource Management is an integral part of the training provided at Jet Safety International. Contact us today to learn more or to speak to a course instructor.

Posted 7/19/23