Human Factors

AVIATION PHYSIOLOGY

•  Hypoxia and hyperventilation
  Gas expansion effects
  Decompression (including SCUBA diving)
•  Visual scanning techniques
  Hearing
•  Orientation and disorientation (Including visual and vestibular illusions)
  Positive and negative “G”
  Sleep and fatigue
  Anaesthetics
  10  Blood donations

THE PILOT AND THE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

  Personal health and fitness
  Diet and nutrition
•   Medications (prescribed and over-the-counter)
  Substance abuse (alcohol and drugs)
  Pregnancy
  Heat and cold
  Noise and vibration
  Effects of smoking
•   Toxic hazards (including carbon monoxide)

AVIATION PSYCHOLOGY

  The decision-making process
•   Factors that influence decision-making
•   Situational awareness
•   Stress
•   Managing risk
  Attitudes
  Workload - attention and information processing

PILOT - EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS RELATIONSHIP

    Controls and displays - errors in interpretation and control
  Errors in the interpretation and use of maps and charts
  Correct use of check-lists and manuals

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS

    Communications with maintenance personnel, air traffic services and passengers
  Operating pressures - family relationships and peer group
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