The DECIDE Model, comprised of a six step process, is intended to provide the pilot with a logical way of approaching decision making. The six elements of the DECIDE model represent a continuous loop decision process which can be used to assist a pilot in the decision making process when he or she is faced with a change in a situation that requires a judgment.

D Detect The decision maker detects that fact that change has occured.
E Estimate The decision maker estimates the need to counter or react to the change.
C Choose The decision maker chooses a desirable outcome for the flight.
I Identify The decision maker identifies actions which could successfully control the change.
D Do The decision maker takes the necessary action.
E Evaluate The decision maker evaluates the effect(s) of the action and monitors for further changes.


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