A recent discussion about radio communications taught me something about checklist design.
I consider myself fortunate beyond belief in my career as a pilot. I am not Barry Schiff, but I have flown over 20,000 hours in many types of turbine powered aircraft in 74 countries with five circumnavigations of the planet. I have been a police pilot, Alaskan bush pilot, medivac pilot, military pilot and survived over 36 years in the cockpit. Despite my significant experience, however, the most important lesson I ever learned about flying was not in an airplane, simulator, ground school or even from another pilot.