There are many activities in life where we find ourselves doing only the bare minimum of something because we are mandated to so, without realizing what motivation for that activity should really be. One example of this is the purchasing of insurance. Another, unfortunately, can pretty apt revolve around Pilot Training. That’s why we have opted to discuss EXPERT PILOTS AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING.

“There have been numerous studies done,” Jason Wolcott, Vice President of TURBINE TRAINING in Manhattan, Kansas, shared “that have shown that the number one factor that makes a pilot an ‘expert pilot’ is their ability to process information and respond to it. And,” he continued, “the two things that improve this capability is experience and training.”


Obviously an individual’s capability of processing information can be affected by a number of factors, including but not limited to:

  • Age
  • Health
  • Stress
  • Environment
  • Experience
  • Distractions

“One of the main factors in processing sensory information,” Dale Wolcott, President of TURBINE TRAINING added, “is perception. And,” he went on, “perception is what prompts us to make the decisions that we do.”

What TURBINE TRAINING has discovered, as has a number of other training facilities, is that through the use of simulators, like their cessna caravan simulator and king air 200 simulator, pilots can glean experience, and thus improve their degree of expertise, by facing issues in the safety of the training area that they may never encounter in actual flight until it is too late to have a “practice run.”

“The key factor,” Jason pointed out, “is that a pilot has to respond by making decisions. And,” he went on, “the acronym D-E-C-I-D-E was created to help pilots make those decisions properly.”

D - Detect any Changes

E - Evaluate the Significance of those Changes

C - Choose outcome Objective

I - Identify Action Options

D - Do the Best Action

E - Evaluate Progress

There are five steps that interfere with implementation of the D-E-C-I-D-E process: Failure to see Information; Misunderstanding the Information; Dealing with the Information Incorrectly; Forgetting the Information; Reacting Inappropriately to the Information. That’s why EXPERT PILOTS AND CESSNA 208 TRAINGING goes hand in hand, because with proper and sufficient training, both Initial and Recurrent, an “average pilotcan become an “expert pilot!”

Assisting pilots advance form to the caliber of “expert” is but one of the goals of TURBINE TRAINING. Established in 1986, TURBINE TRAINING is one of the leading cessna training centers in the country, where they feature both Initial and Recurrent Training for Cessna Caravan, Cessna 208 training; King Air 90 Training, King Air 200 Training and King Air 300 Training. If you have any questions about the process for receiving TRAINING, contact TURBINE TRAINING at 1-866-335-1224 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Wolcotts and their staff would be happy to assist you in your quest for Initial Training or Recurrent Training regarding Turbine Engines - and will give you the opportunity of being on the cutting edge of training by using their simulators.

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