Because aircraft cannot operate themselves pilots are

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Because aircraft cannot operate themselves, pilots are responsible for maintaining a safe flight. Pilots and flight operators must ensure they are in a fit condition to fly in order to prevent an accident or incident from occurring. As Reinhart states in Basic Flight Physiology(1996), “Denial of the importance of human factors compared to flying proficiency begins to take over our reasoning.” Therefore, it is important not to overestimate one’s physical and physiological conditions. A fatigued pilot flying in harsh weather conditions will not be as mentally capable to 6
EVALUATING HUMAN FACTORSreact fast enough in the case of loss of control of the aircraft. The student will obtain aeronauticalscience information pertaining to human factors in physiology and safety textbooks used in previous courses. Aviation Legislation and Law“The student will show evidence of the basic concepts in national and international legislation and law as they pertain to the aviation, aerospace and aeronautics industries” (ERAU, 2015, pp. 22). Aviation legislation includes past, present, and future domestic or international regulations regarding the student’s objectives. This includes the analysis of all regulatory requirements as they impact and relate to human factors. The student will analyze and apply the impact of all laws and regulations that affect any aspects of the project and evaluate proposed or soon to be implemented laws. The student will also make recommendations to implement, change, or eliminate any laws or regulations as it relates to human factors. Throughout the years, various legislations have passed requiring regulation to prevent human factor related accidents and incidents. The FAA issued a guidance document in 2013 where “the objective of this effort isto have a single source reference document for human factors regulatory and guidance material for flight deck displays and controls, in the interest of improving aviation safety” (Donovan, C., Gabree, S., et al, 2013). The purpose of this document was to centralize all flight deck displays and controls that made it easier for a pilot to operate, reducing the risk of human factor related incidents and accidents. The student will retrieve information and quantitative data from government logs and documents, such as the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. After analyzing data and reviewing current legislations, the student will make her own recommendations. Aviation Safety“The student will show evidence of basic concepts in aviation safety as they pertain to the aviation, aerospace, aeronautics industry” (ERAU, 2015, pp. 24). 7
EVALUATING HUMAN FACTORSAviation safety refers to safety and security concepts, techniques, and procedures. The student will demonstrate knowledge of aviation safety by applying safety programs, agencies, and concepts. She will also identify the role human factors play in accident investigations by

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