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General Operations

General considerations relating to: 1. flight and equipment batteries Aircraft Inspection Review your batteries, including their age, how they are handled and stored, and whether they are intact or have …

How to enhance your decision-making skills

An understanding of the decision-making process provides the pilot with a foundation for developing Aeronautical Decision Making skills. Automatic decision-making While some situations, such as engine failure, require an immediate …

Situational awareness during RPA operations

While it is true that an RPA shares many similarities with manned aircraft, the most critical difference is the insertion of an unnatural break between the pilot and the aircraft. …

Using Drones: Factors That Influence Decision Making

There are several important factors that influence decision making. Significant factors include past experiences, a variety of cognitive biases, an escalation of commitment and sunk outcomes, individual differences, including age …

General Airmanship

The term ‘Human Factors’ refers to the application of scientific knowledge, mostly from the human sciences of psychology, anthropology, physiology and medicine, to the design, construction, operation, management and maintenance …