The DECIDE model is a six-step method for pilots to make decisions in a logical manner.

The six steps of the DECIDE model are: Detect, Estimate, Choose, Identify, Do, and Evaluate.

1. **Detect** the problem

2. **Estimate** the need to react

3. **Choose** a course of action

4. **Identify** solutions

5. **Do** the necessary action

6. **Evaluate** the effect of the action

The DECIDE model is an alternative to methods such as the 3P (Perceive, Process, Perform) model.

Reference(s):

FAA-H-8083-25B Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge pg. 2-18

FAA-H-8083-21A Helicopter Flying Handbook pg. 14-5