Prof. Dr. Eric Groen
- human factors
- simulator training
- flight safety
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Startle and surprise of flight crew have been identified as a contributing factor in serious aviation accidents, often related to loss of control in-flight. In response to these accidents, aviation authorities have recommended to address startle and surprise in pilot training. However, it is not entirely clear how this could be done. Research organizations TNO and Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands) have just finished a 4-year research program to investigate possible solutions. Part of the research was aimed at inducing startle and surprise in a flight simulator, and another part was to test the effectiveness training interventions. We organize this international symposium to present the results of the research, together with contributions by speakers from various operational and academic organizations.
Participants at this one-day symposium can share the latest insights in methods to support pilots in managing the adverse effects of startle and surprise in-flight.
Aviation authorities, Flight Training Organizations, Airlines, Simulator Industry, Human Factors specialists.
3769 DE Soesterberg
For more information and free registration. Note that the symposium is limited to a maximum of 100 participants.