• Aviation Learning

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    Human Factors Ground School - Live (Basic)

    Valid for All 3 FAA Wings Credits at the Basic Level (Basic Knowledge-1, Basic Knowledge-2, Basic Knowledge-3)

    Nearly all aviation accidents have their roots in human error. This updated course will present basic human factors and apply them to Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM) and Risk Management. The influence of the unconscious mind, including our cognitive biases, is explored without the psychobabble, but with practical application examples. Some accident analyses are presented to illustrate important concepts. Live, virtual presentation with limited enrollment to facilitate discussion.

    Three live sessions of an hour or a little more each: 7:00 PM Eastern time on Jan.5, Jan 12, Jan. 19.

    Course fee: $199/per person

     

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    Human Factors Ground School - Online (Basic)

    Valid for All 3 FAA Wings Credits at the Basic Level (Basic Knowledge-1, Basic Knowledge-2, Basic Knowledge-3)

    Nearly all aviation accidents have their roots in human error. This updated course will present basic human factors and apply them to Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM) and Risk Management. The influence of the unconscious mind, including our cognitive biases, is explored without the psychobabble, but with practical application examples. Some accident analyses are presented to illustrate important concepts. Online course, self-paced, quiz completion required to earn Wings credit.

    Course fee: $199/per person

     

     

    Human Factors for Pilots (Advanced)

    Valid for both FAA Wings Knowledge Credits at the Advanced Level (Advanced Knowledge-1, Advanced Knowledge-2

    This interactive course builds upon the basic concepts by delving deeper into the human decision making processes with the goal of making better decisions. The impact of our cognitive biases is examined and practical scenario simulations are provided.

    Completion time is approximately 3.5 hours

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    Human Factors for Pilots (Master)

    Valid for both FAA Wings Knowledge Credits at the Master Level (Master Knowledge-1, Master Knowledge-2

    Building on the Basic and Advanced Levels, this interactive course serves as a capstone to human factors as they impact aviation safety. The interactivity of the various factors is illustrated through examples. This course is highly interactive with many simulations to take the pilot through practical, real-world scenarios.

    Completion time is approximately 3.5 hours

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    Combating Mental Inertia

    Valid for 1 FAA Wings Knowledge Credit at the Basic Level (Basic Knowledge-3)

    It is widely recognized that humans tend to continue with a task once it is started. Pilots sometimes continue with a flight even when evidence indicates that the plan should be changed or abandoned.

    This course examines the forces in the unconscious mind that cause this behavior and provides some practical mitigation strategies to improve safety.

    The course will require approximately one hour to complete. A final quiz at the completion of the course is required to earn FAA Wings credit. Successful completion of the course and the quiz is valid for one Basic Knowledge-3 credit in the FAA Wings Pilot Proficiency Program.

    Course fee: Free. Click here to enroll.

     

    Urgent Decision Making

    Valid for 1/2 Wings credit Basic Knowledge-1

    Created primarily for pilots, this course discusses three kinds of decision making, but focuses on urgent decision making. The course draws from recent research on how the unconscious mind can influence decision making and how it can be trained to make better decisions when seconds matter.

    Course fee: Free. Click here to enroll.