1 1 FAA/Industry Training Standards Personal and Weather Risk Assessment Guide Version 1.0, October 2003 INTRODUCTION As a general aviation (GA) pilot, you are the head of your flight department, and as such have multiple roles. You are the organizational management: selecting the proper airplane for the mission, ensuring adequate pilot training, and establishing of personal weather minimums for the pilot (and if you are also the airplane owner, you are responsible for maintenance). You are the dispatcher: gathering weather and other flight information, planning the flight, and ensuring adequate fuel for the mission (and perhaps actually fueling the airplane). You are the pilot in command: responsible for the safety of the flight, including making in-flight weather decisions. In commercial air carrier operations and corporate flight departments, these responsibilities are assigned to different persons. Air carriers are required to have standardized procedures to aid the responsible persons in accomplishing their role, and corporate flight departments typically do the same. Adopting similar safety procedures (standardized procedures) for non-corporate GA operations could lead to similar safety results obtained by corporate and airline operations. This Personal and Weather Risk Assessment Guide (Guide) will assist you in developing your own standardized procedures for accomplishing the dispatch and pilot in command responsibilities of your flight department (you) and of making better pre-flight and in-flight weather decisions. Frequent review of the Guide will refresh the information so it will be easier to recall the information when you need it and it will increase your ability to recognize the conditions when a new risk assessment should be made. The latter is discussed in AC 60-22, Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM), as a key element in the decision process. That is, pilots must recognize a change has occurred or they do not know they need to make a decision. This is how you know it is time to change to Plan B or even to consider other options. Refer to AC for additional information on ADM. Chapter One provides guidance on establishing the pilot s personal weather minimums. It should be completed first, and then reviewed and possibly revised whenever there is a significant change in the pilot s certification, training, or experienced, but at least once a year. It contains a form for compiling the pilot s certifications, training, and experience, which is assessed to determine appropriate personal weather minimums. It also contains a form, for both VFR and IFR pilots, with an sample set of personal minimums for pilots with limited experience. The example VFR pilot is a new private pilot with 100 hours of total time; the example IFR pilot is a new IFR pilot with 300 hours of total time. The completed personal minimums form should be attached to the pilot s logbook for quick reference. Chapter Two provides guidance on assessing the risk of a particular flight and planning a safe flight given the weather conditions, and should be referenced before each flight. This chapter contains three established risk assessment tools which all require the assessment of the pilot, the aircraft and the environment for the mission. The first tool, PAEDU (Pilot-Aircraft-Environment-Duration-Urgency), is the quickest to apply and results in a numeric result. The second tool, PAVE (Pilot-Aircraft-enVironment-External), is more detailed (and these details also apply the PAEDU method) and results in a more detailed but qualitative analysis. The third tool, Flight Risk Assessment Form, applies a numeric factor to each relevant risk element, and produces a number that is used to make the decision to either: 1) Go; 2) consult with a flight instructor or mentor; or 3) wait until later or cancel the flight. These three tools are presented because of the variety of pilots and the different way they make decisions. You should determine which best suits your decision making style and then incorporate it into your preflight planning process. Chapter Three also contains a Best Practices Weather Planning guide. This guide explains how the get a weather briefing and develop a plan to complete the flight safely given the weather conditions. This guide stresses the need to have a backup plan, Plan B, before embarking on the flight. The last step in every flight planning process should be to evaluate your planning. That is, consider the mental process you used to plan your flight, ask yourself if there was another way this flight could have been planned, then determine which way is better. Examining alternatives will help prepare you for making decisions when changes occur both before and during the flight. Remember completing the flight as planned is not your primary objective, completing the flight safely is. 1
2 2 The Appendix contains a scenario flight for the pilot with a set of all of the above elements filled out to provide a model of how to use this guide. 2
3 3 CHAPTER ONE: PREPARATION: PERSONAL ASSESSMENT AND WEATHER MINIMUMS Each pilot should establish personal weather minimums, which may be (and often are) above FAA legal minimums for a VFR or IFR flight. Airlines and corporate flight departments have personal minimums above FAA weather minimums where pilot experience is limited, and have operational minimums that apply when the aircraft has less than full operation of all systems necessary for dealing with weather. Pilot personal minimums are based on an assessment of pilot certification, training, and experience. When you obtain new ratings or upgrade your certificate, or when your current experience level changes, you should review and, if appropriate, revise your personal minimums (and it should be reviewed at least annually). The following forms may be used to assess your certification, training, and experience level, and to record your personal minimums. They should be cut, folded, and placed in the pilot s logbook for ready reference. Certification, Training and Experience Summary Assessment #1 Assessment #2 Certification (e.g., commercial, multi-engine; instrument rating) Highest certificate level and ratings (incl. Complex aircraft) Training Flight review: e.g., certificate, rating, Wings Program completion, etc. Instrument Proficiency Check Time since checkout in airplane: Time since checkout in airplane: Time since checkout in airplane: Variation in Equipment (GPS navigator), number of different panels Experience Total flying time Years flying Hours in the last year Hours in this or identical airplane in last year Landings in last year Night hours in last year Night landings in last year High density altitude hours in last year Mountainous terrain hours in last year Strong crosswind or gusty landings in last year IFR hours in last year Actual hours in IMC in the last year Approaches (actual or simulated) in last year Cut and Fold Cut and Fold Cut and Fold Cut and Fold PERSONAL MINIMUMS Condition Example 1: 100 Hour VFR Pilot Example 2: 300 Hour IFR Pilot Minimum Visibility Day VFR 5 miles 3 miles Minimum Visibility Night VFR 7 miles 5 miles Minimum Ceiling Day VFR 3,000 feet 2,000 feet Minimum Ceiling Night VFR 5,000 feet 3,000 feet Surface Wind Speed & Gusts 15 knots Same 5 knot gust Maximum Cross Wind 7 knots Same Other VFR (e.g., mountain flying, Consult Same over water beyond gliding distance) instructor/mentor IFR Approach Ceiling N/A Minimums feet IFR Approach Visibility N/A Minimums + ½ mile Other IFR (e.g., icing) N/A Consult instructor/mentor Your Personal Minimums 3
4 4 CHAPTER TWO -- BEST PRACTICES FOR THE ACTUAL FLIGHT A. Risk Assessment: Three Methods to Choose From 1. PAEDU Risk Assessment Methodology PAEDU (Pilot-Aircraft-Environment-Duration-Urgency) is the risk assessment methodology of the FAA s Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM) program; it enables the pilot to assess the risk of a flight by evaluating the presence of risk factors in each of these five areas and then assessing the risk for the area on a scale of 1 to 4. P -- Pilot. Risk factors include: physical condition illness taking over-the-counter drugs psychological condition death of a spouse or divorce or other marital conflict losing job children in trouble fatigue A -- Aircraft. Risk factors include: inoperative equipment unreliable avionics lack of de-ice, if ice is an issue lack of weather radar, if thunderstorms are an issue lack of climb performance range, if circumnavigating weather is an issue E Environment. Risk factors include: weather terrain night security restrictions (TFRs or ADIZs) D -- duration, hours of flight time, the longer the flight, the more the condition of the pilot, airplane or environment may deteriorate unexpectedly, thus increasing any of the above risk factors. U Urgency, or pressure to complete the flight as planned, which often leads the pilot to interpret risk factors in more favorable light than is warranted and initiate or continue a flight when it is really too risky. Assign a value from one (the lowest risk) to four (the highest risk) for each risk area (P, A, E, D, and U), based on the above factors. Add the values of P and A and E, then add the values of D and U. Finally, multiply the two total sums, (P + A + E) times (D + U) to get the value for total risk, ranging from 6 to 96. Typical flights when pilots have no stress factors, the airplane is in good working order and suitable for the mission, the weather is good, flight duration is less than ½ the maximum endurance, and the flight has no urgency results in the minimum risk level of 6. Add the urgency of a make-or-break business meeting or important personal function (e.g., your wedding) on a maximum endurance 6-hour flight will result in U=4 and D=4, and the risk level rises to 24. Adding icing and convection and low IMC conditions with an airplane not equipped for these forecast weather hazards would increase risk to 48. Add some pilot stress (e.g., from a recent fight with your fiancée) to this situation and the risk rises to 64 (see below) over 10 times as risky. Use this to determine if the risk is warranted by the purpose of the flight. (P + A + E) X (D + U) Total
5 5 2. PAVE (Pilot-Aircraft-enVironment-External) The PAVE Checklist works like any checklist that you would use in your aircraft. However, you should expand the use of the PAVE to your flight planning as well, and take special consideration to each line item before your final decision to fly. The PAVE checklist will give you a step-by-step approach to assessing your knowledge, but leaves the final go-no-go decision to the PIC. Appendix B contains the FAA s PAVE risk assessment form, which contains instructions for use. This form contains a larger number of risk factors than the PAEDU tool, but is more qualitative. 3. Flight Risk Assessment The Flight Assessment Form, below, assigns a number to various risk factors regarding the pilot, aircraft, and environment. Each element is scored for the flight, and the totals and Grand Total determined. Then, the pilot is advised on the appropriate course of action depending on the Grand Total and whether the flight is VFR or IFR. These actions are: Go, for lowest Grand Total; Consider Alternate Actions; Consult Experienced CFI or Mentor; and Don t Go, for the highest Grand Total. See the attached form. Appendix A contains a scenario which uses the Personal Minimums Inventory and Checklist, and the Flight Assessment Form. This is to provide an example on how to use these forms. Appendix C contains the Flight Assessment Form. We have designed it on one page for ease of printing and use. B. Best Practices Weather Flight Planning 1. Sources of Information for Flight Planning There are many sources of weather information for flight planning. Telephone: FAA FSS WX-BRIEF Television: Weather Channel, News Internet: DUATS Association weather pages, e.g., AOPA, EAA National Weather Service (NWS) Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) Private weather services Airline Dispatchers Federation 2. Review the Information and Your Readiness for the Flight The quantity and quality of your weather information will have a direct affect on your weather planning. The factors that affect the adequacy of the quantity and quality of weather information for your decisions include: The severity of the consequences of being wrong. For example, what will happen if you inadvertently encounter: IMC conditions? Icing conditions? 5
6 6 Embedded thunderstorms? Other significant weather hazards? Your degree of certainty about information may be affected by: FAA approved source (e.g., DUATS, FSS, NWS, etc.) The duration of your flight The distances between reporting reports The proximity of the weather conditions to your personal minimums Your degree of confidence that you understand the weather situation. 3. Prepare Your Weather Map You should develop a weather picture over your intended route of flight. a. Using the information you have obtained, can you state or visualize a picture, both in plan view (from above) and in cross-section view (from the side, including terrain) of all the relevant weather on your flight/route, with other information, all of which are related to time. The information may include: Terrain (topography that includes natural and man-made obstructions). Cloud bases and tops. Icing levels. Winds aloft. Areas of IMC. Thunderstorm movement. b. Visualize your flight by drawing a weather picture of your flight. Draw a straight line between your two points. Draw an ellipse (actually a rough boundary line on either side of the straight line, the resulting lines will probably form an elliptical border around your intended route) to show an area where you will need information about weather that may affect your route of flight. Note the weather patterns within the elliptical area. Apply the information to your weather decisions. Construct a route to avoid weather that is hazardous to you and your airplane (given the capabilities of you and your airplane). c. Develop a primary flight plan (Plan A) to conduct your flight safely using your weather picture, by asking yourself. 1) What is the best plan to make the flight, within your personal minimums, considering: Your aircraft and its capabilities The environment, weather and terrain External factors, such as security restrictions, e.g., Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) and Air Defense Identification Zones (ADIZs). 2) The plan is defined by: The route, The altitudes en route, and Time of departure 6
7 7 d. Develop an alternative flight plan (Plan B), to be executed when the actual weather you find en route is not what your weather picture was believed to be when you made Plan A. Determine under what conditions you will abandon Plan A and execute Plan B, based on changing weather conditions en route. Know your methods of exiting from weather hazards when conditions deteriorate by activating Plan B in order to remain within your personal minimums. Plan B is defined by: The new route, Changes in altitude, or The new destination. 4. Develop Plan B Your Alternative Actions At departure airport Proposed alternative action(s) to be taken Unplanned decision event Action(s) to be taken: Expectation of Success Enroute Unplanned decision event Action to be taken: Expectation of Success Unplanned decision event Action to be taken: Expectation of Success 7
8 8 At destination Unplanned decision event Action to be taken: Expectation of Success a. Your decision whether to execute Plan A, or to go to Plan B, will be based on a risk assessment. 1) This is a continuous process of evaluating the actual weather against your picture and deciding if the actual weather still meets your personal minimums. If you are within your personal minimums, you may stay with Plan A. If you are not within your personal minimums, or looks like it is not developing as you expected, you should immediately go to plan B. 2) Timely decisions are of utmost importance because a large number accidents are caused by pilots waiting too long to execute Plan B b. You must always have a safe out. If you are a relatively new VFR pilot, and Plan A has failed, and you have execute Plan B, and now it too is failing, you should realize that you may not have adequately assessed the weather conditions initially, and that Plan C should be to land as soon as practical. Then you can develop an entirely new set of plans in an environment where you have access to weather information from more detailed discussions with weather briefers on the phone and from computer weather graphics at the FBO. After plans A and B have not worked, you may not be able to construct a good Plan C in the air and simultaneously cope with adverse weather conditions at the same. In these circumstances, it is best to land and reassess the situation. c. During pre-flight preparation, should involve outside review at a specified risk level, independent, objective, knowledgeable review of your risk assessment using Peer review by fellow pilots, or consulting with an instructor or mentor (more experienced person) review. Once you re en route, the only outside review is likely to be Flight Service Station personnel, some of whom are experienced pilots as well as weather briefers. 8
9 9 APPENDIX A: SIMULATED VFR SCENARIO A VFR pilot, flying simple, single engine airplane on a personal transportation cross-country flight. Pilot a non-instrument rated, VFR pilot pilot is a 49 year old male pilot has 235 hours total time, 50 in the last year, and 30 in this or an identical airplane pilot has four years flying experience (since receiving first flight lesson) it is single pilot operation (no other pilots on board) flight will be commenced after the end of a work day pilot has not flown in one month, has 25 landings in the last year, only two strong crosswind or gusty pilot has 3 night hours in the last year, and 2 night landings. Pilot has no high density altitude or mountainous terrain operations in the last year pilot has a total of three hours hood time and no actual (IMC) experience pilot will be taking his family to the beach Aircraft aircraft is a Cessna 172 aircraft has two Nav/Com radios each with a VOR aircraft does not have a stormscope or an autopilot Mission June 21 departure at 1730 from Montgomery County Airpark, Maryland (KGAI) to First Flight Airport, Kitty Hawk North Carolina (KFFA) (both non-towered airports) estimated enroute time is three hours pilot is unfamiliar with destination there is no weather reporting at KFFA pilot plans to stay at hotel that requires check-in by 2100 Weather VFR is not recommended visibility is forecast enroute to be 4 to 5 miles forecast includes possible ground fog in KFFA area PILOT FACTS Pilot Condition Fatigue? Sleep within last 24 hours? 6 hours Sleep deficit (long term)? No Workday preceding flight? Yes, 8 hours Food and water When was last meal? Noon When last water? 4 PM Alcohol Within last 24 hours? None Drugs/Medication(s) None Stressful event(s)? Daughter s marriage Previous weekend 9
10 10 Illness(es)? yes What 24 hour flu When one week before Still affecting? Yes, still a little weak Pilot Qualifications (update as necessary) Private ASEL, no instrument rating Total time 235 hours Total instrument time 3 hours (all hood time, none in aircraft) Total time in aircraft 100 hours Pilot Proficiency and or Recency (update as necessary) Last Flight Review July, 12 months earlier Last recurrent training Private rating, four years earlier Last 90 days Flight time Total 2 hours In aircraft 2 hours IMC time none Simulated IFR none PCTAD 4 hours Take offs & landings 3 Day 3 Night 0 Significant crosswind no Personal Weather Minimums (comfort level) VFR Visibility 4 miles Ceilings 2500 feet Winds 10 knots Turbulence moderate AIRCRAFT FACTS Fuel reserves (for proposed flight) VFR, Day 2 hours Performance (for proposed flight) Gross weight at gross weight Load distribution within limits Density altitude 2500 feet Equipment (for proposed flight) Avionics - familiar and proficient? marginally proficient COM/NAV - appropriate to flight? yes Charts - current? yes Alternate landing sites yes Elizabeth City, NC Survival gear - appropriate for flight/terrain? none 10
11 11 ENVIRONMENT Airport(s) Conditions (for proposed flight) Departure airport Crosswind - % of maximum POH Runway length - % more than POH less than 50% more than 200% greater than required Destination airport Crosswind - % of maximum POH Runway length - % more than POH Weather reporting? ATC services? Radar services? less than 50% more than 200% greater than required none none none Weather (for proposed flight) Reports and forecasts how recent current For VFR flight or portion of flight Ceiling Day (feet) 3500 feet Night (feet) 1000 to 3000 feet Visibility Day (miles) 3 to 5 miles with haze Night (miles) 3 miles with haze EXTERNAL PRESSURES CHECKLIST Trip Planning time allowance for delays 15 minutes (plan to arrive 2030, 15 min. walk to hotel) Diversion/Cancellation Plans Notification of concerned persons? no Passengers briefed on possible changes no Hotel reservations none if late arrival Personal Equipment or Information Necessary For Alternative Plans Contact telephone numbers none Cash and/or checks yes Credit cards yes Clothing (extended stay) no 11
12 12 Personal Minimums Inventory and Checklist Certification, Training and Experience Summary Assessment #1 Assessment #2 Certification (e.g., commercial, multi-engine; instrument rating) Highest certificate level and ratings (incl. Complex aircraft) ASEL, Hi Perf. Training Flight review: e.g., certificate, rating, Wings Program completion, etc. 7/2000 Instrument Proficiency Check N/A Time since checkout in airplane: CE-172 7/2000 Time since checkout in airplane: Time since checkout in airplane: Variation in Equipment (GPS navigator), number of different panels 9/01: 3 panels Experience Total flying time 235 Years flying 4 Hours in the last year 50 Hours in this or identical airplane in last year 30 Landings in last year 25 Night hours in last year 3 Night landings in last year 2 High density altitude hours in last year 0 Mountainous terrain hours in last year 0 Strong crosswind or gusty landings in last year 2 IFR hours in last year 0 Actual hours in IMC in the last year 0 Approaches (actual or simulated) in last year 0 Condition Example 1: 100 Example 2: Your Personal hour VFR Pilot 300 hour IFR Pilot Minimums Minimum Visibility Day VFR 5 miles 3 miles 4 Minimum Visibility Night VFR 7 miles 5 miles 5 Minimum Ceiling Day VFR 3,000 feet 2,000 feet 2500 Minimum Ceiling Night VFR 5,000 feet 3,000 feet 4000 Surface Wind Speed & Gusts 15 knots 5 knot gust Same 15 knots 5 knot gust Maximum Cross Wind 7 knots Same 7 knots Other VFR (e.g. mountain flying, over water beyond gliding distance) Consult your instructor/mentor Same IFR Approach Ceiling N/A Minimums plus 500 feet N/A OFR Approach Visibility N/A Minimums plus N/A ½ mile Other IFR (e.g. icing) N/A Consult your N/A instructor/mentor Consult your instructor/mentor 12
13 13 FLIGHT ASSESSMENT (1) Pilot Personal Factors Assessment Form VFR = VFR pilot on VFR flight plan IFR = IFR current pilot on IFR flight plan PERSONAL FACTOR ITEM VFR Pilot IFR Pilot Score Less than 100 hours in type - has 100 hrs Unfamiliar destination yes Fatigue (less than normal sleep prior night) yes Flight after end of work day yes Scheduled commitment after flight yes Recent death of close family member no Major domestic problems no Illness in family no Second pilot who is rated and current no Alcohol within the last 24 hours no Taking over the counter medication no Inadequate food prior to flight no Inadequate water prior to flight/ no water on board - no Day > 10,000 PA with no supplemental oxygen no Night > 5,000 PA with no supplemental oxygen no Flight duration more than 3 hours no TOTAL PILOT SCORE +8 (2). Aircraft Operational Assessment Form OPERATIONAL FACTOR ITEM VFR IFR SCORE Fuel calculation completed for flight with reserves for day/night conditions - yes Total fuel required for flight with reserves for day/night conditions less than 60% of available fuel no Weight & balance calculation made yes Weight w/in 10% max. gross yes Takeoff or landing distance more than 50% of intended runways to be used no TOTAL AIRCRAFT SCORE 0 13
14 14 (3) Environment Assessment Form ENVIRONMENT FACTOR ITEM VFR IFR Score Visibility 3 to 5 miles yes Visibility 1 to 3 miles no Destination visibility less than 1 mile no Ceilings less than 3,000 AGL yes Destination ceilings less than 1,000 feet AGL no Destination ceilings less than 500 feet AGL no Convective activity within 20 NM of flight no Convective activity with no storm scope or other means of detection capability no Convective activity with detection capability no Destination dew point spread less than 3 yes No de-icing equipment surface temperatures less than 40 F and clouds or precipitation no Icing forecast (AIRMET more than light) at altitude required to fly with de-icing equipment no N/A Operational control tower at destination no VASI/PAPI at destination no Radar environment at destination no Mountainous terrain no Approach/departure over water yes High bird hazard no Unpaved runway no IFR and only approach is non-precision N/A + 2 Weather reporting at airport - no Precipitation causing obstruction to visibility - no Wet runway no Ice on runway no Cross wind in excess of 90% demonstrated maximum cross wind in Pilot Operating Handbook no Using flight following or radar advisories in high density traffic areas no - 1 n/a 0 On IFR Flight plan in VFR conditions no - 1 n/a 0 TOTAL ENVIRONMENT SCORE
15 15 (4) VFR Pilot Scoring Total Pilot Factor Score Total Aircraft Factor Score Total Environment Factor Score Grand Total of Points (5) Action to be Taken Based on Flight Assessment Risk Factor Grand Total Action Minimal Less than 7 Go Low 7 to 10 Consider alternate actions to reduce risk Medium Consult a CFI experienced in the type of flight you propose to make High More than 15 Don t go Based on the above score, the pilot should not to make the flight. OTHER SCENARIOS An IFR pilot flying complex, single engine airplane in icing or thunderstorms An IFR pilots flying complex, single engine airplane or multiengine airplane with ice protection equipment and airborne weather radar, and Various typical rotorcraft operations 15
16 APPENDIX B, PERSONAL MINIMUMS CHECKLIST 16 16
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18 Appendix C Flight Assessment Form VFR = VFR pilot on VFR flight IFR = IFR current pilot on IFR flight Pilot Factor VFR IFR Score Less than 100 hours in type Unfamiliar Destination Fatigue (less than normal sleep prior night) Flight at end of work day Scheduled commitment after flight Recent death of close family member Major domestic problems Illness in family Second pilot who is rated and current Alcohol within the last 24 hours Taking over the counter medication Inadequate food prior to flight Inadequate water prior to flight/no water on board Day > 10,000 PA with no supplemental Oxygen Night > 5,000 PA with no supplemental Oxygen Flight duration more than 3 hours TOTAL Aircraft Factor VFR IFR Score Fuel calculation completed for flight with reserves for day/night conditions Total fuel required for flight with reserves for day/night conditions less 60% of available fuel Weight and balance calculated Weight within 10% of maximum gross Takeoff or landing distance more than 50% of runway length TOTAL Environment Factor VFR IFR Score Visibility 3 to 5 miles Visibility 1 to 3 miles Destination visibility less than 1 mile Ceilings less than 3,000 AGL Destination ceilings less than 1,000 AGL Destination ceilings less than 500 AGL Convective activity within 20 NM of flight path Convective act./ no storm-scope/detection capability Convective activity with detection capability 0-2 Destination dew point spread less than No de-icing equipment, surface temperature less than 40 F, and low clouds or precipitation Icing forecast (AIRMET more than light) at altitude N/A + 2 required to fly with de-icing equipment Operational control tower at destination VASI/PAPI at destination Radar environment at destination Mountainous terrain Approach/departure over water High bird hazard Unpaved runway IFR and only approach is non-precision N/A + 2 Weather reporting at airport Precipitation causing obstruction to visibility Wet runway Ice on runway Crosswind 90% of max POH Using flight following/radar advisories in high - 1 N/A density traffic areas On IFR flight plan during VFR conditions - 1 N/A TOTAL GRAND TOTAL VFR Grand Total VFR Action IFR Grand Total IFR Action Minimal Less than 6 Go Less than 7 Go Low 6 to 8 Consider alternate actions 7 to 10 Consider alternate actions Medium 9 to 14 Consult experienced CFI 11 to 15 Consult experienced Instrument CFI High More than 14 Don t go More than 15 Don t go
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