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

THREAT AND ERROR MANAGEMENT (TEM)

  • 1 Sources, Contributors
  • 2 Countermeasures
  • 3 Undesired Aircraft State