Relationship between situation awareness and experience during conditions of equipment failure and poor visibility

M. Natalia Russi-Vigoya, Patrick Patterson

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Abstract

Situation awareness (SA) is not required to make good decisions, but when pilots are fully aware of a situation, SA tends to have a positive impact on their decisions. Furthermore, research has also shown that hours of experience flying (HEF) play an important role in aviation safety. Records show that certified private pilots who have more HEF have fewer accidents than those having less. This research aims to identify whether there is a relationship between HEF and SA under unexpected flight conditions of equipment failure and poor visibility. The results showed that less HEF was associated with higher SA only during the no failure conditions. There were no statistically significant relationships showing that SA and HEF correlated under any combination of failure and visibility conditions. A better understanding of SA and flying experience could potentially improve decision making under unexpected conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication54th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium, RMBS 2017 and 54th International ISA Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation Symposium 2017
PublisherInternational Society of Automation (ISA)
ISBN (Electronic)9781945541193
StatePublished - 2017
Event54th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium, RMBS 2017 and 54th International ISA Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation Symposium 2017 - Denver, United States
Duration: Mar 31 2017Apr 1 2017

Publication series

Name54th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium, RMBS 2017 and 54th International ISA Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation Symposium 2017
Volume2017-March

Conference

Conference54th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium, RMBS 2017 and 54th International ISA Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation Symposium 2017
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period03/31/1704/1/17

Keywords

  • Experience flying
  • Glass cockpits
  • Private pilots
  • Situation awareness

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