Flt Lt Simon Stevens, a former Red Arrows pilot enlightens us on the importance of debriefing as a mechanism of improving performance and how it's done Red Arrows Style.

by Simon Stevens

Simon Stevens

Flight Lieutenant Simon Stevens was a pilot with the elite RAF Red Arrows aerobatic team and is now a commercial pilot for British Airways.

De-briefing is essential to improve performance and safety. It must occur after every event. People must feel able to participate honestly and be self critical. The best learning and loop closure comes from bringing the key points from the last de-brief into the next pre-flight briefing