Section 8: Human Factors


 

AVIATION PHYSIOLOGY

  1 Hypoxia/Hyperventilation
  2 Gas Expansion/Trapped Gasses, Effects
  3 Decompression (Including SCUBA diving)
  4 Vision/Visual Scanning Techniques
  5 Hearing
  6 Orientation/Disorientation (Including Visual/Vestibular Illusions)
  7 Positive and Negative "G"
  8 Airsickness
  9 Body Rhythms/Jet Lag
  10 Sleep/Fatigue
  11 Anaesthetics/Blood Donations
  12 Effects of Smoking
 

THE PILOT AND THE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

  1 Personal Health/Fitness
  2 Diet/Nutrition
  3 Medications (Prescribed and Over-the-counter)
  4 Substance Abuse (Alcohol/Drugs)
  5 Pregnancy
  6 Heat/Cold
  7 Noise/Vibration
  8 Toxic Hazards (Including Carbon Monoxide)
 

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
 

PILOT - EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS RELATIONSHIP

  1 Controls and Displays - Errors in Interpretation and Control
  2 Standard Operating Procedures - Rationale/Benefits
  3 Errors in the Interpretation and Use of Maps/Charts
  4 Correct Use of Check-lists and Manuals
  5 Automation and complacency
 

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS

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