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When I did my primary training, terms and concepts like aeronautical decision-making and risk mitigation werenít in the study materials. There was little formal assessment of the studentís ability to understand the challenges a particular flight might pose. Instead, the focus was on understanding things like regulations, flight planning, how to interpret various weather information and how to fly the airplane through various maneuvers, and to and from different surfaces. If the weather sucked, you didnít fly. If the airplane was broken, you didnít fly.

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