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Questions about a medevac flight accident in adverse conditions

Martes, 28 de agosto de 2012 Laura Duque Arrubla Sin comentarios

Pressure to conduct EMS operations safely and quickly in various 聽enviromental聽conditions- for example, in inclement weather and at night- increases the risk of accidents when compared to other types of patient transport methods, including ground ambulances or commercial flights. In this accident report, NTSB said, 鈥淭he pilot did not maintain sufficient airspeed during an instrument approach in icing conditions, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall and loss of control. Contributing to the accident were the pilot鈥檚 fatigue, the operator鈥檚 decision to initiate the flight without conducting a formal risk assessment that included time of day, weather and crew rest, and the lack of guidelines for the medical community to determine the appropriate mode of transportation for patients.

** Especial interest for all those concerning MEDEVAC FLIGHTS

聽聽聽聽聽 High Risk, Low Need: Medevac Accident Report FSF jul12

聽聽聽聽聽 Mark Lacagnina / FSF /AerosafetWorld/ July 2012

On the Home Front: “A stressful family life can affect performance in the cockpit”

Mi茅rcoles, 17 de agosto de 2011 Laura Duque Arrubla Sin comentarios

The results of this study indicate 聽that stability in relationships and home life were the most important factors in helping pilots cope with stress and 聽that the effects of domestic stress carry over to the pilots鈥 work world, directly influencing work stress and indirectly affecting pilots鈥 perceptions of their flying performance鈥.suggesting the need for management to maintain awareness of how the quality of home life may affect the work environment and overall performance. You can read this and other interesting articles at new AerosafetyWorld July-August 2011 issue.

** On the Home Front聽 AerosafetyWorld July-August 2011

聽聽聽聽 Patrick Chiles – FSF- Flight Safety Foundation

Shape Up

Martes, 26 de julio de 2011 Laura Duque Arrubla Sin comentarios

You can already read in last AeroSafetyWorld (June 2011) this interesting article about a Photo of an airline pilot's hat, bars, sunglasses and identification tag聽need to reinforce professionalism as a mean to improve safety. Citing a 鈥渄isturbing number鈥 of events involving nonadherence with standard operating procedures by pilots and air traffic controllers, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is complaining of 鈥渁n erosion of 鈥 professionalism鈥 and urging action to improve on-the-job behavior.

** Shape Up

聽聽聽聽 Linda Werfelman / AerosafetyWorld June 2011 – Flight Safety Foundation-

A vueltas con la Fatiga

Viernes, 29 de abril de 2011 Laura Duque Arrubla Sin comentarios

Fatiga, el tema de nunca acabar. Para los que todav铆a s贸lo tienen en cuentas las horas de vuelo y hacen c谩lculos 鈥渁legres鈥 con respecto a la fatiga en las tripulaciones y se atreven a decir que trabajan menos que una secretaria, aqu铆 pueden leer varios art铆culos publicados por Flight safety Foundation en AeroSafety World del mes de enero…

Un abrazo para todos

** Ground effect on fatigue 聽(Pilot fatigue takes off before the aircarft does)

** Fatigue Old resistance 聽( New Proposals, Old Resistance)

** Flight attendants fatigue聽聽(Too tired: Wake, sleep and alertness underestimated)

Huh, Woa and Phew

Lunes, 18 de abril de 2011 Laura Duque Arrubla Sin comentarios

It is no any gibberish, just the three words associated with the TEM (Threat and Error Management) process. From aviation safety perpective, Huh? is the most important, because is an identifier of a potential threat聽 or hazard. The second Woa is followed by an exclamation and is oftenly spoken when the first was ignored, in this case the hazard exists or has existed. And third, Phew is spoken when threat is has already passed. All these are process that are at the heart of TEM. Find out more in this peculiar article published very recently at FSF

** TEM’s Unspoken Language: Huh, Whoa and Phew

聽聽聽聽聽 Thomas R. Anthony

聽聽聽聽聽 Flight Safety Foundation / AeroSafety World – March 2011