Human Performance & Limitations
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Human Performance & Limitations: Aeroplanes & Helicopters
For a pilot, the study of Human Performance and Limitations is crucial to an understanding of the central role played by the human factor of understanding safety and efficiency in flying operations. A thorough understanding of this subject is essential if you are to develop the high standards of airmanship required from all those who fly whether as a private or professional pilot.
In our Human Performance course we aim to teach you the essentials of what you need to know about the interaction between the human being, his aircraft and the flying environment. A thorough examination of the demands of the flying environment on the human being will illustrate to you the obligation of all pilots to keep fit and to lead a healthy life style if they are to operate efficiently and safely in the air and help ensure that they never become a human factor in any aircraft accident.
Our course also covers the basic psychological considerations of piloting, by stressing the demands of flying places on a pilot’s faculties of perception, communication, judgement and decision making, and by pointing out some important limitations of those faculties.
Above all though, the study of Human Performance is about furthering the cause of flight safety. In the very early days of aviation very many aircraft accidents were caused by equipment failure or by other factors beyond the control of the pilot. But since the second word war it has been human error or failing that has caused the majority of accidents. Most often attributable to pilots themselves, but also to maintenance personnel and air traffic controllers.
The course lasts for one day with the examination taken at the end. The PPL Human Performance & Limitations examination consists of 12 multiple choice questions which have to be answered within 25 minutes; requiring a pass mark of 75%.
All of our courses are delivered by extremely talented, patient and enthusiastic instructors who are both qualified teachers and professional pilots with a wealth of operational experience. We care about your needs and particular learning style. Ultimately we pledge to work with you for as long as it takes to get you through your examinations.
Our fabulous team have worked incredibly hard over the years to allow us to boast a 100% pass rate in all our PPL Ground School courses to date. If you don't pass, your examination fee(s) are refunded! What have you got to lose?
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Structured, high quality lectures covering all aspects of the PPL Human Perfomance & Limitations syllabus.
- Eyesight & Balance
- Flight Deck Design
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