Section 8: 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 Body Rhythms/Jet Lag
9 Sleep/Fatigue
THE PILOT AND THE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
1 Personal Health
2 Diet and 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 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 Checklists and Manuals
INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS
1 Communication with - Flight Crew/Maintenance Personnel/ Air Traffic Services/Passengers
2 Operating Pressures - Family Relationships/Peer Group/ Employer

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