HUMANS — SUCH STRANGE BEINGS
A bit of biology, a bit of physiology and a smattering of psychology. This is really interesting stuff. You learn how your eyes and ears work and how they can be tricked or give incorrect information to the brain. It isn’t eight yards from ‘bottle to throttle’ but eight hours (Ooops). But how much alcohol does leave the body in eight hours? Why shouldn’t you fly during stressful times and how can you measure stress?
During these lectures we will cover what it means to become a competent and proficient pilot. It does not mean you have your licence! Most accidents are caused by a lack of good judgement, and analysis of accidents involving human factors shows that there is hardly ever a single cause.
A JOURNEY OF SELF DISCOVERY
The exam is 20 questions in 30 minutes
Apart from passing the exam, learning about Human Factors is learning about yourself and your body and how it can be affected by a myriad of environmental factors, such as hurtling through the air at hundreds of miles per hour thousands of feet up in a metal tube with an engine stuck to the front.