Accession Number : ADA186112

Title :   Aeronautical Decision Making for Instrument Pilots.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS CONTROL TECHNOLOGY INC ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Jensen, Richard S ; Adrion, Janeen ; Lawton, Russell S

PDF Url : ADA186112

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 91

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 instrument flying activities, the underlying behavioral causes of typical accidents, and the effects of stress on pilot decision making. It provides a means for the individual pilot to develop an Attitude Profile through a self-assessment inventory and provides detailed explanations of preflight and in-flight stress management techniques. The assumption is that pilots 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, Judgment, Decision making, Instrument pilots, Professional pilots.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TRAINING, *DECISION MAKING, *JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), *PILOTS, AERONAUTICS, AIRCRAFT, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), AVIATION ACCIDENTS, AVIATION SAFETY, ERRORS, HELICOPTERS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, INSTRUMENT FLIGHT, INSTRUMENTATION, MANUALS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), RATES, RISK, TRAINING

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE