Winter operations are demanding. For pilots, even a light snow or cold temperatures can introduce threats to the operation that need to be recognized and effectively managed. Careful planning for expected winter threats, and using good CRM and threat and error management for unexpected ones, will contribute to a safe operation.
Human trafficking has been identified as the world’s fastest-growing criminal activity, second only to the sale and transport of illegal drugs. It’s an uncomfortable topic, but one that deserves our attention. As pilots, we may see victims of this crime out in the open on our aircraft and, with proper training, we may be able to help.