Section 9: 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 Circadian Rhythms/Jet Lag
9 Sleep/Fatigue

THE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
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)

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)

EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS RELATIONSHIP
1 Controls and Displays
- Errors in Interpretation and Control
- Information Selection
- "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/Design Eye Reference Point (DERP)

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS
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
- Employer
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