ADM is a systematic approach to risk assessment and stress management. To understand ADM is to also understand how personal attitudes can inﬂuence decision-making and how those attitudes can be modiﬁed to enhance safety in the ﬂight deck. It is important to understand the factors that cause humans to make decisions and how the decision-making process not only works, but can be improved.
A Remote PIC uses many different resources to safely operate an sUAS and needs to be able to manage these resources effectively.
The ADM process addresses all aspects of decision-making in a solo or crew environment and identifies the steps involved in good decision-making. These steps for good decision-making are as follows:
A Remote PIC must be able to function in a team environment and maximize team performance. This skill set includes situational awareness, proper allocation of tasks to individuals, avoidance of work overloads in self and in others, and effectively communicating with other members of the crew, such as VOs and persons manipulating the controls of an sUAS.
Tasks vary depending on the complexity of the operation. Depending upon the area of the operations, additional crewmembers may be needed to safely operate the aircraft.
Enough crewmembers should be utilized to ensure no one on the team becomes overloaded. Once a member of the team becomes overworked, there’s a greater possibility of an incident/accident.