Browse Publications Technical Papers 2001-01-2635

Aviation Safety Training - A Failure In Motion 2001-01-2635

What was always referred to as pilot error or human error is now considered to be an error by the organization that trained (or failed to train) the operator or front-line person. Although mistakes due to human error will never be completely eradicated, every attempt must be made to reduce these errors to their lowest possible number. Unfortunately, changing human behavior is difficult at best. The typical aviation safety training program does not use all available strategies to make these needed changes in behavior. Even one small omission can dramatically reduce the effectiveness of a training program. Instead of cranking out hour after hour of traditional lecture-type training, changes must be made in methodology and techniques. The training wheel is continually cranked, but whether it does any good is usually “hoped for” and guessed at. Aviation safety training is, for so much time and effort, a failure in motion.


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