This is the first comprehensive book on pilot judgment. It provides a clear understanding of pilot judgment emphasizing how it can be applied to improving safety in aviation. The author brings together a rich store of personal flying experiences combined with a strong base of personal academic research to support the concepts presented. The book gives not only a strong emphasis to the application of judgment to aviation but also lays particular stress on the principles needed in how to learn, teach and evaluate judgment. For pilots, the main benefits to be gained from the book will be a foundation of knowledge and teaching to enable them to make better, safer decisions. For flight instructors, it teaches how to teach and evaluate judgment in flight students. In addition to pilots and flight instructors, the readership obviously includes aviation classroom instructors, scientists doing aviation-related research and aviation safety specialists.
Table of Contents
Contents: Foreword by Dr Allan Diehl; Introduction to judgment error; Judgment models; Rational judgments; Motivational judgment; Can judgment be taught?; Crew resource management; Stress and relaxation; Teaching pilot judgment; The assessment of pilot judgment; Complacency; Risk management in aviation; Management factors in pilot judgment; Special applications: ballooning and gliding; The future; Index.
’It is often difficult to explain why we do things which later examination clearly shows to be wrong, particularly when lives are being put at risk, even if he doesn’t provide all the answers Richard Jensen offers worthwhile guidance to those who wish to enhance their understanding and airmanship.’ Aerospace ’The author, well qualified to write on this topic, has combined piloting experience with research to produce a book that should interest everyone involved with the selection and training...this book is a valuable contribution to the field...training establishments should acquire this book, and flying instructors should be encouraged to read it.’ Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal ’...the first book to comprehensively approach the entire milieu of aviation behaviour and psychology...easy to read and full of examples of mistakes made in every part of the aviation spectrum...This book belongs on your bookshelf.’ Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine