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Communications and Decision Making in the Glass Cockpit 4 pages. [PDF 24K]
It could be a flight safety hazard to have a pilot in the glass cockpit unless the system is structured to take the best advantage of the human’s special capabilities.
The Human Element — The Key to Safe Civil Operations In Adverse Weather 6 pages. [PDF 33K]
The safe completion of assigned flight missions often has been denied because of the undue influence of environmental conditions.
Northwest 255 at DTW: Anatomy of a Human Error Accident 8 pages. [PDF 39K]
Challenge and response, leadership and followship, advocacy and inquiry are the bipolar descriptors of team performance … the record in this accident reveals little of these factors at play, says the author.
Drug Testing for Cockpit Crew 4 pages. [PDF 25K]
Although the debate continues about random drug testing of crew members, the author notes there is still a need for continued education programs for flight crews on drug use, drug abuse, drug dependence and drug addiction.
Educating the Educators in Human Factors 4 pages. [PDF 29K]
While the author believes that not enough attention is given to the discipline of human factors, he outlines a plan that could contribute to increased safety through attention to human factors. The plan indicates who should know what, and it is applicable for a small corporate aviation operation or a major international airline.
Human Factors and Medicine: Clearing up Some Confusion 4 pages. [PDF 46K]
The author, a recognized authority in the area of human factors, aims to clarify the confusion that exists because all too often human factors is incorrectly perceived as a branch of medicine. He believes it to be a serious issue that has impeded progress of human factors in some countries.