Memory Items

FlyChicaga

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I'm doing some research on emergency procedures, most notably memory items. I'm curious how many memory items (as in procedures, not individual actions) that you have for your aircraft and company? For instance, you fly a B737 for ABC Airlines, and you have seven procedures that are memory items.

Also, maybe someone can confirm or deny, but doesn't Northwest Airlines have only one memory item, and a Quick Reference Card for emergency procedures? Rather than memory items, per se.

Thanks for your help.

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Flying Freddie

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I always go to the "Loss of all memory items" checklist. It covers everything.;)
 

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FlyChicaga said:
Also, maybe someone can confirm or deny, but doesn't Northwest Airlines have only one memory item, and a Quick Reference Card for emergency procedures?

Well, sort of, kind of...

Northwest goes on the assumption that pilots are generally responsible people, and are proficient on their aircraft.

Why would be forced to memorize items you really only use once a year, but then required to use a checklist for things that you do several times a day? Memorization has been shown not to work well at all when people are under stress.

There is really only memory item, and it is not required to be recited, but it is more of a philosophy. It is:

FLY THE AIRCRAFT
Silence the Bell (or warning)
Identify the emergency
Read the Checklist
DO NOT HURRY

This is printed on the top of the "red bordered checklist" that each aircraft has. This checklist is one page, double sided, and has about a dozen or so "serious" emergency items, such as engine fire, double flameout, loss of all generators, smoke and so on. This checklist contains immediate items to stabilize the situation. It then directs you to the page in the COM (cockpit operating manual), which, among other things, has proceedures for emergencies and abnormals (along with limitations, and supplemental procedures).


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FR8mastr

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US Air Emb 170, 5 memory items, and 3 of them are the same. Same idea as described above, at NW go to the QRH.
 

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Memory items vs. Immediate Recall

My company is sort of caught between two worlds.

They'd prefer an operation with NO memory items but they've accepted that there are certain situations where you just need to be Johnny-on-the-spot.

Therefore they've designated nine procedures that will be accomplished by Immediate Recall. Maybe two of these procedures directly involve a pilot. The other seven or eight are handled by the flight engineer.

<<IMMEDIATE RECALL
Several alternate procedures in this section are marked “accomplish by immediate recall”. These procedures or step(s) may be accomplished without reference to the checklist. However, the checklist will be reviewed after
accomplishing the procedure or step(s).>>

Good luck.
 
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