Accession Number : ADA182611

Title :   Aeronautical Decision Making for Instructor Pilots.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS CONTROL TECHNOLOGY INC ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Buch,Georgette D ; Lawton,Russell S ; Livack,Gary S

PDF Url : ADA182611

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : Aviation accident data indicate that the majority of aircraft mishaps are due to judgment error. This training manual is part of a project to develop materials and techniques to help improve pilot decision making. Training programs using prototype versions of these materials have demonstrated substantial reductions in pilot error rates. The results of such tests were statistically significant and ranged from approximately 10% to 50% fewer mistakes. This manual is designed to explain the risks associated with flight instruction activities, the underlying behavioral causes of typical accidents, and the effects of stress on pilot decision making. This instructor manual explains the unique aspects of teaching judgement concepts in contrast with the imparting of knowledge and the development of airmanship skills in conventional flight training. It also provides detailed explanations of pre-flight and in-flight stress management techniques. The assumption is that CFI's receiving this training will develop a positive attitude toward safety and the ability to effectively manage stress while recognizing and avoiding unnecessary risk. This manual is one of a series on Aeronautical Decision Making prepared for the following pilot audiences: (1) Student and Private (2) Commercial (3) Instrument (4) Instructor (5) Helicopter (6) Multi-Crew. Keywords: Human factors, Human performance, Aviation safety, Aviation training, Pilot error, Instructor pilots, Flight instructor, Flight instruction.

Descriptors :   *AVIATION SAFETY, *FLIGHT TRAINING, *DECISION MAKING, *PILOTS, *JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), AIRCRAFT, FLIGHT, INSTRUCTORS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, AERONAUTICS, TRAINING, HELICOPTERS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MANUAL OPERATION, INFLIGHT, MANAGEMENT, STRESSES, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, MANUALS, ERRORS, RISK, TRAINING

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE