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Human Factors, Pilot Error & Risk Zones
A Human Error Approach to Aviation Accident Analysis / Wiegmann/Shapell / UK Readers
Outlines the systems and tools required to analyse human error factors in commercial, General Aviation or military accidents. Many investigation and preventative methodologies still lack a theoretical framework of human error — this books contains a complete description of the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System [HFACS], which is widely distributed among civilian and military organisations.
Human Factors for Aircrew / Green/Muir/James/Gradwell/Green / UK Readers
Synopsis not yet available.
The Naked Pilot: The Human Factor in Aircraft Accidents / David Beaty / UK Readers
Examines the ‘Why?’ of aircraft accidents, as opposed to the ‘What Happened?’ or ‘Who Did It?’ The author argues for deeper analysis of human error. The Naked Pilot was recommended in a UK House of Commons debate on aircraft safety.
Fatal Words: Communication Clashes & Aircraft Crashes / Steven Cushing / UK Readers
Steven Cushing examines the way that misunderstanding of verbal communications has contributed to aviation disasters. Cushing takes as his starting point the 1977 tragedy at Tenerife, when two 747s collided on the runway causing 583 deaths. The author identifies the way that ambiguities can arise when jargon is mixed with colloquial English and how confusion can be caused by words that sound alike or have multiple meanings. By reviewing how miscommunication has led to dozens of aviation disasters, Cushing arrives at a number of innovative solutions.
Flying The Edge / Brian McAllister / UK Readers
Operation at the Threshold of Optimum Performance. For pilots at all experience levels, this title explores the full use of an aircraft’s safe flight parameters, especially the characteristics of low-speed flight during landing and take-off.
Flying The Mountains / Fletcher Fairchild Anderson / UK Readers
Mountains make their own weather and throw up other traps for the unwary. This is an essential pilot’s aid, covering essential training along with the unique difficulties of mountain flying — the effects of altitude, cold, fatigue and other factors. The book includes guidance on search-and-rescue operations in remote and inhospitable upland terrain.
The Killing Zone: How and Why Pilots Die / Paul A Craig / UK Readers
The ‘killing zone’ is the window between 40 and 350 flying hours during which newly qualified pilots are likely to make fatal mistakes. Paul Craig has undertaken statistical accident analysis and has identified the twelve most common errors committed by inexperienced pilots and suggests strategies for survival.
Pilot in Command / Paul A Craig / UK Readers
Strategic Action Plan for Reducing Pilot Error. “The only segment of aviation that currently has a rising accident trend is General Aviation. GA is also the only segment that does not emphasize being ‘in command’”. Pilot in Command is, on the one hand, a guide to cockpit decision-making. On the other, the author identifies the most common bad habits and offers self-training strategies to eliminate problematic behaviour.
Survival for Aircrew / Sarah-Jane Prew / UK Readers
Reviews survival techniques for water/sea, polar and jungle, including equipment, pre-crash preparation for survival, underwater escape techniques and the responsibilities of crew for passengers. Highly recommended but difficult to find.
Controlling Pilot Error
A series from McGraw-Hill Education that gives expert protection against the causes of up to 80% of aircraft accidents. Nine volumes work through the specifics of potential pilot error and present related case studies, safety techniques and concise analyses of error patterns.
Controlling Pilot Error: Maintenance & Mechanics / Larry Reithmaier / UK Readers
Controlling Pilot Error: Culture, Environment, CRM / Tony Kern / UK Readers
Controlling Pilot Error: Checklist & Compliance /Thomas Turner / UK Readers
Controlling Pilot Error: Communications / Paul Illman / UK Readers
Controlling Pilot Error: Weather / Terry Lankford / UK Readers
Controlling Pilot Error: Fatigue / James Miller / UK Readers
Controlling Pilot Error: Automation / Vladimir Rusukhin / UK Readers
Controlling Pilot Error: Controlled Flight Into Terrain / Daryl Smith / UK Readers
Controlling Pilot Error: Approach & Landing / Tony Kern / UK Readers
The Art of Flying
From The Ground Up / Sandy MacDonald / UK Readers
Originally written for British Commonwealth pilots during WWII, this ground school manual has been updated to include US specifications, standards and procedures in General Aviation. Still highly regarded, From the Ground Up ranges from flight theory, through airports and airspace rules, to meteorology, safety and human factors.
The Art Of Flying / Robert N Buck / UK Readers
How the intelligent pilot sharpens and employs his ‘feel’ for his aeroplane, whether for VFR or IFR flights. Robert Buck explores fine-tuning of knowledge and experience to aid in planning and aircraft handling and identifies oft-neglected ‘killer factors’ that all pilots should review before take-off.
Attitude / Hugh John / Nigel Everett / UK Readers
Practical Guide to Advanced Flying Training and Tests. How to select a flying school, how long your advanced training is likely to take and test prodecures and examiners.
Flight Discipline / Anthony Kern / UK Readers
An aviators tool kit for maintaining the discipline necessary to be a safe and effective pilot. Examines the causes of poor discipline, provides horrifying examples of the consequences and suggests plans for individual improvement.
Handling In Flight Emergencies / Jerry Eichenberger / UK Readers
Jerry Eichenberger uses real-life case studies to illustrate prevention, management, correction and survival strategies for all in-flight emergencies. Subjects covered include extreme weather, mechanical/electrical failures and IFR conditions, navigational error and spatial disorientation. And much more ...
Positive Flying / Richard L Taylor / William M Guinther / UK Readers
Flying by numbers for the must popular small aircraft. The ‘Positive Flying’ concept groups attitudes, airspeeds and power settings to give precise performance characteristics, based on actual flight-testing.
The Perfect Flight / Richard L Collins / UK Readers
The Pilot’s Greatest Challenge — the Search for Excellence in Every Flight. Collins argues that there is much more fun to flying than performing a sequence of manual skills. Pilots should strive for excellence in every phase of every flight, for maximum safety and the best possible flying experience.
The Proficient Pilot
A series of compilations from Barry Schiff’s monthly AOPA Pilot column. The three volumes are arranged by subject and are based on more than 26,00 flight hours on more than 260 types.
The Proficient Pilot: Volume 1 / Barry Schiff / UK Readers
Includes slipping, take-offs, crosswind landings, scud running and multi-engines,
The Proficient Pilot: Volume 2 / Barry Schiff / UK Readers
System failures and emergencies including crash landings, engine fires and ground effect.
The Proficient Pilot: Volume 3 / Barry Schiff / UK Readers
Flying Wisdom. Timeless and relevant articles including flying for fun and profit and the exhiliaration of flying jets.
The Proficient Pilot: 3 Volume Boxed Set / Barry Schiff / UK Readers
Stick and Rudder / Wolfgang Langewiesche / UK Readers
An Explanation of the Art of Flying. A classic that has remained in print for more than half a century. Designed to help the student make rapid progress and his instructor to gain better understanding of the basics of his profession. What pilots do, how they do it and why they do it.
Understanding Flight / David Anderson / Scott Eberhardt / UK Readers
Explains aeronautics in simple and intuitive terms. This examination of the basics of the science of flying provides insights for pilots, instructors, trainees, engineering students and aviation enthusiasts.
Understanding Flying / Richard L Taylor / UK Readers
The principles of flight and flight operations for non-professional pilots that identifies defects in flying technique and recommends solutions to common scenarios.
Takeoffs & Landings / Leighton Collins / UK Readers
The Crucial Manoeuvres and Everything in Between. Like ships at sea, aircraft are at most risk when they are closest to land! Leighton Collins lays out the functions of throttle, stick, rudder and trim and gives a coherent account of flight from the perfect take-off to the perfect stop.
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Text and Photographs © 2007 Gremline & Hill House Publications, unless otherwise stated.
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