8.0 Human Factors

8.1  AVIATION PHYSIOLOGY

  1. Hypoxia/Hyperventilation
  2. Gas Expansion Effects
  3. Decompression (Including SCUBA diving)
  4. Vision
  5. Hearing
  6. Orientation/Disorientation (including visual and vestibular illusions)
  7. Body Rythms/Jet Lag
  8. Sleep/Fatigue

8.2  THE PILOT AND THE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

  1. Personal Health
  2. Diet and Nutrition
  3. Medications (prescribed and over-the-counter)
  4. Substance Abuse (alcohol and drugs)
  5. Pregnancy
  6. Heat/Cold
  7. Effects of Smoking
  8. Toxic Hazards (including carbon monoxide)

8.3  AVIATION PSYCHOLOGY

  1. The Decision-Making Process
  2. Factors that Influence Decision-Making
  3. Situational Awareness
  4. Stress
  5. Managing Risk
  6. Attitudes
  7. Workload - (Attention and Information Processing)

8.4  PILOT - EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS RELATIONSHIP

  1. Controls and Displays - Errors in Interpretation and Control
  2. Standard Operating Procedures - Rationale/Benefits
  3. Use of Maps/Charts
  4. Correct Use of Checklists and Manuals

8.5  INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS

  1. Communications with - Crew/Maintenance Personnel/Air Traffic Service/Passengers
  2. Operating Pressures - Family Relationships/Peer Group
  3. Operating Pressures - Employer

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