Section 9: Human Factors

AVIATION PHYSIOLOGY

1 Hypoxia / Hyperventilation
2 Gas Expansion Effects
3 Decompression (including SCUBA diving)
 4 Vision / Visual Scanning Techniques
5 Hearing
 6 Orientation / Disorientation (including visual and vestibular illusions)
7 Positive and Negative "G"
8 Circadian Rhythms / Jet Lag
9 Sleep / Fatigue
10 Toxic Hazards (CO2)

THE PILOT AND THE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

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

AVIATION PSYCHOLOGY

 1 The Decision-Making Process
 2 Factors that Influence Decision-Making
3 Situation Awareness
4 Stress
 5 Managing Risk
6 Attitudes
7 Workload (attention and information processing)

PILOT - EQUIPMENT / MATERIALS RELATIONSHIP

1 Controls and Displays
- Errors in Interpretation and Control
- Information Selection - eg. "glass" cockpits
 2 Alerting and Warning Systems
- Appropriate Selection and Set up
- False Indications
- Distractions and Responses
3 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
 4 Correct Use of Charts, Checklists and Manuals

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS

 1 Communication with
- Flight Crew and Cabin Crew
- Passengers
- Company Management
- Flight Operations
- Maintenance Personnel
- Air Traffic Services
 2 Crew Problem Solving and Decision-Making
3 Crew Management / Small Group Dynamics
4 Operating Pressures
- Family 
- Peer Group
- Employer

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