This book has two functions. The first is to provide a comprehensive and concise outline of the available human factors knowledge for the practicing pilot. The second function is to provide this knowledge in a way that follows very closely the syllabus of the UK Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA) Human Performance and Limitations examinations for both professional and private pilots. Although the private pilot's syllabus requires a narrower range of subjects to be studied, and in less detail, than the professional syllabus, this handbook covers both requirements, with syllabus variations being indicated in the contents page. The book is divided into four major sections containing material from psychology, physiology and medicine.
The late Dr Roger G. Green was Chief Scientist (Psychology) at the DERA Centre for the Human Sciences, Farnborough, UK. He was also Chairman of the Air Safety Working Party of the European Transport Safety Council; Professor H. Muir is Head of the Human Factors Group the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield University, UK; M. James is Senior Psychologist, Psychological Sciences Department of the DERA Centre for the Human Sciences, Farnborough, UK; Dr D. Gradwell is Head of Altitude Research a the RAF Institute of Aviation Medicine at Farnborough, UK; Dr R.L. Green is Consultant in Aviation Medicine to the UK Civil Aviation Authority and British Airways.
Contents: Basic Aviation Physiology and Health Maintenance: Basic physiology and the effects of flight; Flying and health. Basic Aviation Psychology: Human information processing; Cognition in aviation. Stress, Fatigue, and Their Management: Stress and stress management; Sleep and fatigue. The Social Psychology and Ergonomics of the Flight Deck: Individual differences, social psychology and flight deck management; Design of flight decks, documentation and procedures.
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