Practical Human Factors For Pilots by Capt. David Moriarty

Practical Human Factors For Pilots

byCapt. David MoriartyEditorCapt. David Moriarty

Paperback | January 8, 2015

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Practical Human Factors for Pilotsbridges the divide between human factors research and one of the key industries that this research is meant to benefit civil aviation. Human factors are now recognized as being at the core of aviation safety and the training syllabus that flight crew trainees have to follow reflects that. This book will help student pilots pass exams in human performance and limitations, successfully undergo multi-crew cooperation training and crew resource management (CRM) training, and prepare them for assessment in non-technical skills during operator and license proficiency checks in the simulator, and during line checks when operating flights.

Each chapter begins with an explanation of the relevant science behind that particular subject, along with mini-case studies that demonstrate its relevance to commercial flight operations. Of particular focus are practical tools and techniques that students can learn in order to improve their performance as well as "training tips" for the instructor.



  • Provides practical, evidence-based guidance on issues often at the root of aircraft accidents
  • Uses international regulatory material
  • Includes concepts and theories that have practical relevance to flight operations
  • Covers relevant topics in a step-by-step manner, describing how they apply to flight operations
  • Demonstrates how human decision-making has been implicated in air accidents and equips the reader with tools to mitigate these risks
  • Gives instructors a reliable knowledge base on which to design and deliver effective training
  • Summarizes the current state of human factors, training, and assessment

About The Author

David Moriarty is founder of Zeroharms Solutions, a company that specializes in the science of safety. Dr. Moriarty was a medical doctor prior to becoming an airline captain and Crew Resource Management Instructor. As well as a medical degree, he also holds degrees in Neuroscience (BSc) and Human Factors (MSc), is a Member of the Royal...

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Title:Practical Human Factors For PilotsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:January 8, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0124202446

ISBN - 13:9780124202443

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction to Human Factors

Chapter 2: Information Processing

Chapter 3: Error Management and Standard Operating Procedures for Pilots

Chapter 4: Error Management and Standard Operating Procedures for Oganizations

Chapter 5: Personality, Leadership and Teamwork

Chapter 6: Communications

Chapter 7: Fatigue Risk Management

Chapter 8: Stress Management and Alcohol

Chapter 9: Automation Management

Conclusion