Practical Human Factors for Pilots
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN 10: 0124202446
ISBN 13: 978-0124202443
Practical Human Factors for Pilots bridges the divide between human factors research and one of the key industries that this research is meant to benefit―civil aviation. Human factors are now recognized as being at the core of aviation safety and the training syllabus that flight crew trainees have to follow reflects that. This book will help student pilots pass exams in human performance and limitations, successfully undergo multi-crew cooperation training and crew resource management (CRM) training, and prepare them for assessment in non-technical skills during operator and license proficiency checks in the simulator, and during line checks when operating flights.
Each chapter begins with an explanation of the relevant science behind that particular subject, along with mini-case studies that demonstrate its relevance to commercial flight operations. Of particular focus are practical tools and techniques that students can learn in order to improve their performance as well as "training tips" for the instructor.
Translates the science of human factors into a format that can be practically applied by simulator instructors, training captains, and crew resource management instructors to improve pilots’ understanding and performance.
From the Back Cover
Practical Human Factors for Pilots translates the science of human factors manageably and approachably so instructors, safety managers, and pilots can improve safety and efficiency. Presenting an integrated model of aeronautical human factors, the book demonstrates how human decision making has been implicated in air accidents and equips the reader with practically applicable tools to mitigate these risks, and goes on to provide instructors with a reliable knowledge base on which to design and deliver effective training. Student pilots will learn about human performance and limitations in order to successfully undergo multi-crew cooperation training and crew resource management training, and it will prepare them for assessment in non-technical skills during Operator and License Proficiency Checks in the siumulator and during Line Checks when operating flights.
- Provides practical, evidence-based guidance on the issues that are often at the root of aircraft accidents
- Uses international regulatory material as a basis for defining the content of the book
- Summarizes the current state of human factors training and assessment from a student pilot's first flight in a two-seat Cessna to their License Proficiency Check as captain on an Airbus A380
- Includes mini-case studies that demonstrate human factor relevance to commercial flight operation
About the Author
David Moriarty is founder of Zeroharms Solutions, a company that specializes in the science of safety. Dr. Moriarty was a medical doctor prior to becoming an airline captain and Crew Resource Management Instructor. As well as a medical degree, he also holds degrees in Neuroscience (BSc) and Human Factors (MSc), is a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Resilience Engineering Association and also has extensive instructional experience