Avoiding Pilot Deviations

faastPilots: If you see a fighter jet outside your cockpit window, you may have just committed a “pilot deviation” by penetrating restricted airspace without ATC clearance. Airborne deviations can also result when a pilot strays from an assigned heading/altitude or instrument procedure. Ground deviations include taxiing, taking off, or landing without clearance, deviating from an assigned taxi route, or failing to hold short of an assigned clearance limit. To avoid pilot deviations, follow the steps outlined in this fact sheet: http://1.usa.gov/1mjqmJG.