One 80 year old grandmother’s terrifying skydive is being investigated by the FAA after it went viral. The video was created by The Parachute Center, a skydiving company in Acampo, Calif., as a memento for jumpers to take home after their airborne adventures.It shows a woman named Laverne having second thoughts right before her jump, but the instructor scoops her up and they fall out of the plane…
Fatigue is one of the threats to flight safety. Long hours of activity may decrease the ability of the crew. Rest and¬† Flight Duty Times regulations¬† are essential countermeasures to prevent the effects of fatigue on performance. Humor is just one way for not forgetting it ¬°
A research study titled “A Descriptive Instrumental Collective Case Study of the Cognitive Processes Employed by Pilots-in-command During Extended, Extreme, In-flight Emergencies” is currently being conducted.¬† The purpose of this research¬†is to provide an understanding of the cognitive processes (among them risk assessment, problem solving, and decision making) pilots who have experienced these extreme emergencies have used, and how they have used them,¬†in successfully overcoming the emergency.¬† From this, further research will be conducted with the ultimate intent of defining training methodologies to provide more pilots with these skills.The researcher is in the process of recruiting pilots who have experienced in-flight emergencies that meet the study criteria to participate in this research….
In our rapidly changing and dynamic environment, the International Air transport¬†¬† Association (IATA) is currently recruiting for a: “Assistant Director GSIC ( Global Safety Information Center at Montreal-Canada) .Reporting to the Director, Global Safety, the incumbent will be responsible for the overall development, maintenance and enhancement of the IATA Global Safety Information Center (GSIC) and manage all assigned GSIC staff.
La despresurizaci√≥n de la cabina de un Airbus A-320, una persecuci√≥n a bordo de un coche de polic√≠a o tomar una curva al l√≠mite en un autob√ļs de l√≠nea. Probar un veh√≠culo en las condiciones m√°s extremas no requiere poner en peligro la vida de nadie gracias a las nuevas tecnolog√≠as de simulaci√≥n. As√≠ se expone en este interesante video por Antonio M.Ron y M. Fern√°ndez publicado en lainformaci√≥n.com
You can already read in last AeroSafetyWorld (June 2011) this interesting article about a ¬†need to reinforce professionalism as a mean to improve safety. Citing a ‚Äúdisturbing number‚ÄĚ of events involving nonadherence with standard operating procedures by pilots and air traffic controllers, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is complaining of ‚Äúan erosion of ‚Ä¶ professionalism‚ÄĚ and urging action to improve on-the-job behavior.
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¬† 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
Barajas es el primer aeropuerto de Espa√Īa y el cuarto de Europa en n√ļmero de operaciones. Abierto los 365 d√≠as del a√Īo, las 24 horas del d√≠a. Casi 51.000.000 de personas pasan al a√Īo por la puerta principal de entrada y salida de Espa√Īa. En este aeropuerto trabajan¬† 50.000 trabajadores -algunos en el √°rea sanitaria-, [...]
Physicians can’t always identify a pilot’s depression or other mental disorder during an aeromedical exam.Official accident reports atribute just a handful of crashes to a pilot’s deliberate action, citing¬† a psychosomatic¬† disorder, a suicide or some unexplained motive. Here you can read several cases .This article highlights the need of improving pilot-physician relationship in order [...]