NASA on the Science of Pilot Error
File Size 15.5 MB / Running Time 11:20
Following a pair of serious incidents and a fatal accident, commercial flight crew training and professionalism in the cockpit have become hot topics in Washington. In this podcast, AVweb caught up with Dr. Key Dismukes, chief scientist for human factors at the human systems integration division at NASA Ames Research Center. Dismukes talks about the science of explaining why skilled pilots — professional and general aviation both — make mistakes while performing familiar tasks. He adds his insight on "pilot error" statistics and the techniques you can use to avoid becoming one.