A skill is an ability to perform an activity or action. It is often divided into three types: motor, cognitive and metacognitive skills.

Manual Control

The ability to control the airplane smoothly and efficiently to achieve the desired flight path within the defined parameters of performance.


The ability to transfer and receive information in an efficient and effective manner and completing the communication loop with a review or confirmation of the transfer

Workload Management

The ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently within the timeframe and parameters available.

Situational Awareness

The ability to develop a birds eye view or a 360 degree view of a situation that may have matured or may still be developing

Application of Procedures

Having knowledge of procedures and the ability to apply them effectively. The ability to deviate from procedures to achieve a higher degree of safety if required.

Problem Solving and Decision Making

Accurately identifies risks and resolves problems. Uses the appropriate decision-making processes.