Controlling Pilot Error

Overview

CONTROLLED FLIGHT INTO TERRAIN

Be alert to the impossible.

*Conduct a guided self-assessment that reveals any hidden dangers in your technique, knowledge, or proficiency

*Correct risk-laden approaches to time and planning, weather decisions, situational awareness, automation, procedures, and other factors

*Learn disaster-warning signs from case studies and expert insights

*Enhance preparedness for emergencies

*Transition from VFR to IFR safety

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Overview

CONTROLLED FLIGHT INTO TERRAIN

Be alert to the impossible.

*Conduct a guided self-assessment that reveals any hidden dangers in your technique, knowledge, or proficiency

*Correct risk-laden approaches to time and planning, weather decisions, situational awareness, automation, procedures, and other factors

*Learn disaster-warning signs from case studies and expert insights

*Enhance preparedness for emergencies

*Transition from VFR to IFR safety

*Avoid equipment problems, air controller error, or your own complacency

FAST & FOCUSED RX FOR PILOT ERROR

The most effective aviation safety tools available, CONTROLLING PILOT ERROR guides offer you expert protection against the causes of up to 80% of aviation accidents--pilot mistakes. Each title provides:

*Related case studies

*Valuable "save yourself" techniques and safety tips

*Clear and concise analysis of error sets

BEST FOR PILOTS

BUILD YOUR KNOWLEDGE BASE--INCREASE YOUR CONFIDENCE--SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS--LEARN LIFESAVING TIPS

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071374118
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/8/2001
  • Series: Controlling Pilot Error Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Daryl R. Smith, Ph.D., is a pilot, human factors engineer, aviation psychology professor, and lieutenant colonel at the United States Air Force Academy, where he teaches a number of performance-related courses to the next generation of warrior pilots. He has flown and instructed in multi-engine crewed aircraft as well as trainers. He resides near Colorado Springs with his wife Laura and children Ryan, Stephanie, and Andrew.

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Table of Contents

Series Introduction
Foreword
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction to CFIT 1
2 Weather 13
3 VFR to IFR 43
4 Situational Awareness and Complacency 65
5 Crew Resource Management 103
6 Automation 141
7 Equipment Problems 181
8 Controller Error 203
9 Problems with Instrument Procedures 231
10 Planning and Time 261
11 Fatigue and Other Factors 285
12 Finale 311
App: CFIT Checklist 337
Index 343
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