PSY205s: The psychology of aviation - Situational Awareness. Dave Nunez, MPhil Department of Psychology University of Cape Town. Admin info. I am in room 4.22 ( 650 4606) Paper: Endsley 1999 from Work Return Room Slides for the time being: http://www.cs.uct.ac.za/~dnunez/teaching
PSY205s: The psychology of aviation - Situational Awareness
Dave Nunez, MPhil
Department of Psychology
University of Cape Town
I am in room 4.22 (650 4606)
Paper: Endsley 1999 from Work Return Room
Slides for the time being:
(on the course web page later)
Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde - 1969Why study aviation in psychology?
How safe is flying?
Deaths per year by cause
Commercial flight: 100
Electrical current: 850
Bicycle riding: 1000
Auto accidents: 46000
So flying to Joburg should be about 460 times safer than driving there.
Alphonse Chapanis (1917-2002), was a leading figure in the psychology of aviation safety since the 1940s
Beechcraft Duchess (late 1970s)
Douglas DC-4 (early 1940s)
Mica Endsley (of SA Technologies, previously of MIT) is one of the leading experts on situational awareness in aviation
The heavier an aircraft, the longer it takes to respond to a pilot’s input. In such situations, Level 3 SA is essential. This is partly why airlines pick their most experienced pilots to fly such aircraft.
Haptic (buffets, etc)
Stress produces many physical and psychological effects which can reduce SA and undermine a pilot’s ability to act correctly.
Air traffic controllers (ATCs) also require high levels of SA. In busy sectors (such as London, Atlanta or Tokyo) the volume of traffic can lead to mental overload.
Boeing 737-200Adv (late 1960s)
Boeing 737-800 (Early 2000s)
Can too many cooks spoil this broth?