ATC Human Being Pilot USB Edition
HUMAN BEING PILOT
This book was designed to serve several purposes:
- to encompass the theoretical knowledge required for the pilot who is to study for commercial (CPL) or airline transport (ATPL) examinations on Human Factors;
- to add to the knowledge of medical practitioners and specialists on the developments and discoveries about human behaviour in the stressful and demanding sphere of flight;
- to harmonise internationally, so as to be relevant to all ICAO-compliant licences and associated human factor training programs;
- to serve as the primary human factors reference for competency-based training at all levels of flight training, including not only airline crew resource management (CRM) and threat and error management (TEM) but all facets of aviation operations including general aviation and ab-initio flight training;
and most importantly,
- to broaden general knowledge and to promote discussion and further reading into this vital and fascinating topic – across the aviation industry.
Knowledge about our human machine is the most important information needed for the modern pilot, crew member, supervisor and ground staff to perform effectively the multi-functional tasks required by a modern aircraft, with its more complex systems, in our complex air and ground environment. It is also fascinating reading for the aware and questioning, airline traveller.
IN SAFE HANDS
THE HOW & WHY OF AIRLINE TRAVEL
Some time ago, we were asked to prepare a series of lectures for business executives who travelled frequently by air. Being ‘thinkers’, they were sensitive to the noises, motions and other sensations that they experienced in flight-occurrences to which they were exposed, but about which nothing was explained. This lecture series, titled, ‘Things that go bump in the Flight’, was well received and became the basis for a booklet for the aerial traveller.
Subsequently, we discussed the project with several Flight Attendants – who obviously have most contact with the passengers and are mostly asked to explain what is happening. They were not only very positive about the idea but suggested that if the detail was further developed, it could be suitable as a reference for the cabin crew and even used as part of their training program.
Thus, ‘In Safe Hands’ came about. It is hoped that it will go a long way towards explaining and easing concerns about what is the safest form of long distance travel ever developed. Despite the media attention, it is one where the human element is extremely reliable.
Relax and enjoy the in-flight service.
Rest assured. You are not only, ‘In Safe Hands’ but in this day and age, ’In Safer Hands’.