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 / vestibular Illusions)
  7.  Positive and Negative / Reduced "G"
  8. Sleep / Fatigue
  9.  Anaesthetics / Blood Donations

THE PILOT AND THE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

  1. Personal Health / Fitness
  2. Diet / Nutrition
  3. Medications (Prescribed / Over the counter)
  4.  Substance Abuse (Alcohol / Drugs)
  5. Pregnancy
  6. Heat / Cold - Hyperthermia and Hypothermia
  7. Effects of Smoking

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. Errors in the Interpretation and Use of Maps / Charts
  3. Correct Use of Check-lists and Manuals

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS

  1. Communication with – Ground Assistants, Maintenance Personnel and Air Traffic Services.
  2. Communication Between Pilots / Passengers
  3. Operating Pressures - Family Relationship / Peer Group / Organizational
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