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Controlling Pilot Error : Fatigue - James C. Miller

Controlling Pilot Error


Paperback Published: 14th June 2001
ISBN: 9780071374125
Number Of Pages: 157

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Expert authors demonstrate the topic using pilot reports drawn from an FAA/NASA sponsored database. A post-mortem of real-life, real-pilot accidents is conducted to explain what went wrong and why. An action agenda is drawn of preventive techniques pilots can effect to avoid the same risks. Each book opens with a Foreword/Preface by series editor Tony Kern that links the individual topic to the bigger picture. The author provides an intro to the specific issue and follows on with chapters containing case studies chosen to illustrate the variables within the area, therein accomplishing greatest breadth possible

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Controlling Pilot Error: FATIGUE by James C. Miller After reading the chapter on sleep biology and napping in this book, you may reconsider whether to take that afternoon or red-eye flight. In this slim volume, you will find information on how performance effectiveness drops from 98 percent in the morning to 80 percent or less when compromised by staying awake too long or by accumulating a sleep deficit. And it turns out there is a downside to automation in the cockpit--increasing the workload of monitoring responsibilities and decreased vigilance. This is an excellent primer on sleep even for the non-pilot. It includes a helpful discussion of the effects of drug sleep aids. Also included are examples of National Transportation Safety Board summaries of actual aircraft accidents and their possible causes.This is one in a series of 10 books on the challenges pilots face. The other books in the series deal with such topics as weather, communications, automation, controlled flight into terrain, and training and instruction. Additional topics covered are checklists and compliance, maintenance and mechanics, and situational awareness.Miller's book on fatigue covers sleep biology, jet lag, cmulative fatigue, good sleep hygiene, and other areas. The author is director of the Chronobiology and Sleep Lab at Brooks Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Coastlines 20020201

It's Been a Rough Day
The Daily Two-Peak Pattern of Errors
Sleep Biology and Napping
Sleep in the News
Dealing with Jet Lag
Cumulative Fatigue: It All Ads Up
Can the Pharmacy Help?
A Prescription for Fighting Fatigue
Hints for Good Sleep Hygiene
Napping Plan
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ISBN: 9780071374125
ISBN-10: 0071374124
Series: Controlling Pilot Error Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 157
Published: 14th June 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1