MAYDAY CRM Training Concept


MAYDAY CRM Training Concept is an interactive training tool for classroom training. It integrates CRM Training with Assessment of Non-Technical Skills and Threat and Error Management in an innovative board game.

The players are trained in their Non-Technical Skills, such as Communication, Leadership, Teamwork, Situational Awareness and Decision Making and at the same time the CRM trainer can monitor and assess the performance and provide effective feedback from the training sessions by using the build-in CRM Assessment Tool.

SKU: 50080-010 Category:

MAYDAY CRM Training Concept was created to enhance teamwork within the crew. The game uses Threat and Error Management, which was introduced by EASA to enhance the understanding of the different environments on board an aircraft.

We believe in effective communication as a way to improve and enhance the understanding of crew resource management in all phases of flight. The game facilitates group discussions and decision-making by active interaction. Operational decisions are moved to a non-operational environment in a fun, innovative, and interactive manner. 

The consequences of your decisions are displayed on the game board in terms of RISK, INCONVENIENCE, and the DIRTY DOZEN. At the same time, the game centres on Standard Operating Procedures – SOP.

This game is dynamic, which means that your decisions will affect the outcome of the game. Some events will for some groups, depending on their decisions, escalate into critical events, whereas other groups will avert an escalation due to a different approach to the same problem. 

At the end of the game, you can use various decision-making tools such as DODAR, FORDEC, GRADE, PIOSEE or whatever tool you use in your company, to enhance training of effective decision-making. Training in effective communication is integrated by using NITS briefings as an in-game tool. 

Group size: 3 – 6 people per game
Duration: 2,5 – 3 hours
Topics: Threat and Error Management, Communication, Teamwork, Leadership, Situational Awareness, Decision-making,

  • EASA: Covers 85 % of the entire EASA CRM Syllabus.
  • AMC1 ORO.FC.115 Table 1 / AMC1 ORO.CC.115(e) Table 1
  • FAA: Follows the recommendation from AC 120-51E

Benefits: Cost effective, High learning effect, Fun. 

Additional information

Weight 2.1 kg
Dimensions 36 × 36 × 6.5 cm

Package includes:

Game board and accessories
One (1) flight Scenario with a set of event and critical event cards.

  • BCN – CPH
    The main topics of this scenario are Turbulence, Lightning strike, Risk assessment, Threat and Error Management

Set of crew cards
Set of event and critical event card
QRH (Facilitator guide)
Games rules
USB stick containing PowerPoint (and Keynote) for CRM trainer presentation, printable decision-making and NITS templates, printable CRM Assessment template

All packed in a quality cardboard box for easy transportation.