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PPL #15 – Physiology and Pilot Decision Making
March 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Physiology, Human Factors and Pilot Decision Making
During this session we will discuss medical factors affecting pilots such as; hypoxia, carbon monoxide poisoning, hyperventilation, decompression sickness, sensory illusions, alcohol, drugs, blood donation, fatigue, pregnancy, nutrition, stress and physical fitness. Also this class analyzes the pilot decision making process and other related issues such as pilot attitude, the “DECIDE” process, human factors, and air safety.
Reference: From the Ground Up: pages 309 – 323 and Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) AIR section
Flight Instructor: Scott Chayko