The book is in three parts, which consider training from the perspective of the learner, the instructor and the organization. Its intended readership includes civil and military training and senior pilots, flying instructors, check pilots, CRM facilitators, Human Factors and safety departments, and aviation and educational psychologists as well as those in operations and air traffic management and regulatory authorities.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction: The roles of learning, instruction and the organization in aviation training. Learners: Introduction to part 1 - Learners; Age and pilot performance; Pilot characteristics; Expertise and cognitive skills development for ab-initio pilots; Individual differences and CRM training; Automation, flight management, and pilot training: issues and considerations; Learning for new technologies; The flight crew member’s responsibility and role in aviation training; Reducing attrition rates of cadet pilots. Instruction: Introduction to part 2 - Instruction; Joint training and the real stuff; Evaluation and the instructor; Loft facilitator training; The evaluation of Virgin Atlantic Airways’ Crew Resource Management training program; The evaluation of aviation curriculum in the affective domain: some preliminary thoughts; Predicting and enhancing flight deck performance; Production of CRM programs; Initial captain training - a systems approach; A checklist for improving training manuals. Organization: Introduction to part 3 - Oganization; Organizational issues in human factor training; Airline training for new technology; Training and developing the aircrew manager; The management of change in aviation training; Cultural and organizational challenges for human factors training; Expanding teamwork beyond the cockpit door: an integrative program (’OASIS’) for pilots, cabin crew, station managers/traffic and ground engineers; Human factors: training for organizational change; The training cycle: an organizational perspective; Indices.
Dr Ross A. Telfer, Instructional Research and Development Pty, Australia. Dr Ross was formerly Foundation Professor and Head of Department of Aviation at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He now heads his own international consultancy (Instructional Research and Development) which has been active with a number of airlines developing and evaluating training programs. His current research interest is in pilot learning and training. Dr Phillip J. Moore Professor and Head of the Department of Educational Psychology, Counselling and Learning Needs, for the Hong Kong Institute of Education in Tai Po, Hong Kong. Previously, he was Associate Professor in Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He taught educational psychology in the Department of Education and instructional courses in the department of Aviation and Technology. With Telfer he has been conducting joint research with national and international airlines on pilot, instructor and organizational perspectives on learning.
’This book is an agent for change. It goes a long way into solidifying the relationship between context, safety and training...’ from the foreword by Daniel E. Maurino, ICAO, Canada ’Telfer argues for a sound theoretical base for practice as well as for the professionalization of aviation instruction. This book makes a significant advance in both these directions. It is the most authoritative text on aviation psychology and human factors to date and is of utmost relevance to those who have a role in human resource training, management and instructional evaluation in aviation and other related areas. I recommend the book highly as a required text.’ Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal