AIRF 3242 – Human Factors and Aviation Safety
(3 credits) 3 hours lecture
This course examines current issues related to aviation safety. Of primary interest are human factors as they apply to pilots, air traffic control, managers, and other related parties. The impact of human factors on aviation safety will be investigated. Aviation psychology and physiology will be discussed, and strategies for successful pilot decision-making will be developed. Case studies will involve both Air Transport Category and General Aviation aircraft situations. The transportation of dangerous goods and accident investigation will be introduced.