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Human Performance and Limitations in Aviation


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Table of Contents

Preface; Part 1: Human Factors: Basic Concepts. Human factors in aviation;. Part 2: Basic Aviation Physiology and Health Maintenance. The basics of flight physiology; Man and the environment - the sensory system; Health and Hygiene. Part 3: Basic Aviation Psychology. Human information processing; Human error and reliability; Decision making; Avoiding and managing errors: cockpit management; Personality; Human overload and underload; Advanced cockpit automation. In Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

About the Author

The late Ron Campbell, Executive Chairman of AOPA UK, was a member of the ECAC Working Group and JAA Flight Crew Licensing Committee responsible for the harmonization of pilot training and licensing in Europe. Pamela Campbell, who has also contributed to the book, is a former commercial pilot and flying instructor and is currently the International AOPA delegate on the JAA Flight Crew Licensing Committee. Michael Bagshaw is Head of Medical Services for British Airways. He is a current professional pilot, flying instructor and examiner, and a recognized authority on human factors in aviation. He was formerly Senior Medical Officer Pilot and specialist in aviation medicine at the RAF Institute of Aviation Medicine, Farnborough, UK.


" not only essential reading for those taking examinations but is an invaluable guide for all of us who fly, instruct in the air, teach on the ground and examine." (The Aerospace Professional) "The writing is concise, easy to follow, and enjoyable to read." (Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine) "a very useful reference book...worthwhile and recommended" (Australian Air Pilot)

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