Published:5 May 2023 Pilot Competency and Capability presents strategies for the air carrier pilot-in-command operating complex engineered systems within a complex natural environment. It bridges the gap between academic books and practical application by providing real-world examples of how various safety and operational theories work in practice. The book advises on how to develop concepts, strategies, and ways of thinking that integrate with existing structures and FAA regulations, while understanding how engineered systems and codified structures interface with complex natural environments. It considers how the prescribed safety margins function to manage emergent behaviors of both the natural environment and the engineered systems. The book is intended for airline pilots, training captains, simulator instructors, and aviation students taking courses in aviation safety, risk management, and flight safety to improve in-flight decision-making, risk analysis, and strategic planning.