Section 9: Human Factors

9.1 AVIATION PHYSIOLOGY
  (proficiency level 3)
   
  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
   
9.2 THE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
  (proficiency level 1)
   
  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/Vibration
  8 Effects of Smoking
  9 Toxic Hazards (Including Carbon Monoxide)
   
9.3 AVIATION PSYCHOLOGY
  (proficiency level 4)
   
  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)
   
9.4 PILOT - EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS RELATIONSHIP
  (proficiency level 5)
   
  1 Controls and Displays
- Errors in Interpretation and Control
- Information Selection: e.g. "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
  5 Cockpit Visibility and Eye Reference Position/Seat Position
   
9.5 INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS
  (proficiency level 4)
   
  1 Communications with Flight 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
   
9.6 CREW-DISPATCH RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (CRM - DRM)
  (proficiency level 5)
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