Error Reporting and Crew Resource Management in the Israeli Air Force
The author portrays the lack of insights into the use of crew resource management (CRM) in military aviation. He shows that there are features of CRM that are not compatible with the goals of military aviation. Whereas in civil aviation safety and risk avoidance are paramount, the crews of military flight missions are expected to first account for the completion of the mission, and hence take risks. The more important the mission, the more risk the crew is expected to take. The author makes it clear that an adaptation of the tools and language of CRM for the military is therefore essential, during which time the unique characteristics of military aviation need to be taken into consideration.