And yet every single instrument sim is a highly scripted event.
Meh. I'd argue you had more script than you may have realized at the time.I did not have a script in military flight training. I had some guidance in the FTI (as the FTI should), but nothing beyond that. It worked plenty well, as the airmanship and decision making was taught by my IPs in the air, rather than adherence to a script.
I've never been an instructor, maybe when I get there I'll see this effect. However I'll swear that by making my own scripts, I feel by doing that I could actually learned what was up. Admittedly In a very small portion of the big picture, but I knew what I needed to.Scripts are the single worst way to train an aviator. Even at the beginner level. Sets up a mindset of tunnel vision and linearity.
Maybe script is the wrong word, template perhaps?The problem with scripts is...
One of my favorite quotes, “The Plan is nothing, planning is everything.”Through making the stuff, I memorized and retained what I needed to.
Im talking about student X. Handed a script. Thinks aviation actually works that way. When something inevitably goes off script, totally helpless.I've never been an instructor, maybe when I get there I'll see this effect. However I'll swear that by making my own scripts, I feel by doing that I could actually learned what was up. Admittedly In a very small portion of the big picture, but I knew what I needed to.
But maybe what you mean is student X is given a script they mindlessly follow and does little else. And I was student Y who studied enough to make something to use to wrap my head around a process.
I was Corpus. At the time I was a student I don’t know if standardization was lacking or not. But I do know there weren’t scripts, and IMO we are better for it. Prior to the Navy, in civil aviation, I did not get handed a script as a student, nor was I providing one as a CFI. I’m sure maybe it happens somewhere. But scripted thinking does more harm than good. Semantics are important. I do think studying and creating your own gouge is very useful. But that’s different.Meh. I'd argue you had more script than you may have realized at the time.
Unless you were at Corpus. Then you just did whatever felt good and called it STAN.
I keeeed. Kind of.
This. See: “Hollywood Script.” Glad I didn’t have that as a student.I can tell from some posts that people are conflating/confusing what we’re saying when we refer to scripts.
In it’s most egregious form, scripting is literally sequentially writing out everything you’re supposed to do and say during a flight on your kneeboard.
The point is that a baseline is entirely possible without a script. Particularly, a script that hand holds though every ICS comm, radio call, button push, nose pick, etc. from walk to debrief.Well luckily they have an IP to help guide their decision making. Of course they are going to struggle when presented with scenarios they've never seen before. It would be extremely difficult for them to envision certain "off-script" scenarios with zero baseline experience. Very few people are able to just magically intuit the right answer the first time.