The Back Up Plan
Seems like a good time, following Junior's second flight, to post these rules for making a good back up plan. My airplane taught them to me:
1. To be any good, a back-up plan has to be rational.
2. It has to have a high probability of safely working.
3. It must have a clear set of circumstances in which it will be invoked.
4. It's sufficiently robust to easily handle even unlikely circumstances.
5. It has a clear outcome and stays in use until that outcome is reached.
6. When the outcome is reached or specific termination circumstances exist, the back-up plan is ended and normal conditions are re-established.
Last edited by David Paule : 12-12-2011 at 09:31 AM.
Reason: added Junior reference