Handbook of Aviation Human Factors

2nd Edition

John A. Wise, V. David Hopkin, Daniel J. Garland

CRC Press
Published December 16, 2009
Reference - 704 Pages - 80 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780805859065 - CAT# ER590X


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  • Examines the organization factors in aviation safety and mission success
  • Explores the benefits of crew resource management and its value as a tool for increased safety
  • Discusses temporal factors affecting human performance and work efficiency
  • Provides a clear understanding of situation awareness requirements in the flight domain
  • Covers advances in crew station technology from the mechanical era through the electro-optical era
  • Includes a broad overview of flight simulation with an emphasis on emerging areas


A complete examination of issues and concepts relating to human factors in simulation, this book covers theory and application in space, ships, submarines, naval aviation, and commercial aviation. The authors examine issues of simulation and their effect on the validity and functionality of simulators as a training device. The chapters contain in depth discussions of these particular characteristics and issues. They also incorporate theories pertaining to the motivational aspects of training, simulation of social events, and PC based simulation.