Sometimes we are forced to change our behaviours and we end up in uncharted territories. This is one of those moments.
Tumbleweed vs Level Flight
Jet Pilots refer to your current situation as a “tumbleweed” moment. Without a proper gyroscope and compass it’s hard to know what’s up and down, too many signals to process. You can quickly loose your sense of time and orientation which can have dramatic effects quickly.
In the most recent edition of the European Meetings & Events Conference #EMEC20 in Sevilla for MPI, we had the opportunity to go on a very special learning journey.
We experienced how precious “TIME” can be in a jet fighter pilot simulation at the Airbus Aircraft Production Site with aircraft carrier jet pilot Pierre-Henri “ATE” Chuet.
I fondly remember his explanation of time recapped below (or see full article here):
If two jets aim towards each other at 1.8 times the speed of sound, they close at almost 1,200 meters per second.
At full power, a Rafale in an airshow can easily burn in excess of 800 liters of jet fuel per minute more than 12 liters per second. French naval aviators must stay sharp on the timing to aim at landing on the carrier within two seconds of the scheduled time after a training flight.
This is what the pilots and the crew of the boat (the boat has to be ready for recovery as well) aim for on a daily basis.
You might think it is a military cliché that doesn’t relate to your industry.
You couldn’t be further from the truth.
Hardly did we realise on February 9th 2020 how closely this relates to our current situation across the globe.
When pilots are faced with a “Tumbleweed” situation, they acknowledge that this is the case and confirm that to flight control. The first step to take is to regain “level flight”. A stable position from which to regain control of what is happening around you so you are ready to accept your next mission.
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