The Pilot's Burden: Flight Safety and the Roots of Pilot Error

The Pilot's Burden: Flight Safety and the Roots of Pilot Error

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by Robert N. Buck, Captain Robert Buck
     
 

Addressing the growing complexities of aviation technology and regulations, this book takes a look at the human factors of flying. See more details below

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Addressing the growing complexities of aviation technology and regulations, this book takes a look at the human factors of flying.

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During his 37 years at TWA, beginning with the Douglas DC-2 and ending with the Boeing 747, Buck was the company's chief pilot and the director of thunderstorm research. He traces the history and development of pilot skills and concepts of flight safety to argue that pilots today are probably being asked to perform flawlessly in an environment that generates opportunity for error, and that such a situation strips them of the autonomy to use the very judgment that passengers, companies, governments, and society requires them to have. He does not index his work. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813828152
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Edition description:
1ST PBK
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.89(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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