- 1 Why are distractions an issue in aviation?
- 2 How do you avoid CFIT?
- 3 How can a pilot reduce or eliminate the risks associated with flying in a constantly changing weather environment?
- 4 What is loss of control in aviation?
- 5 What causes CFIT?
- 6 Where do the majority of CFIT accidents occur?
- 7 What are the five hazardous attitudes?
- 8 What is Imsafe checklist?
- 9 What can help a pilot mitigate stress?
- 10 What is a CFIT in aviation?
- 11 What is the most common cause of aircraft accidents?
- 12 What is the primary cause factor for hull loss accidents?
Why are distractions an issue in aviation?
Distractions and interruptions can severely compromise flight safety if they occur during critical phases of flight. General aviation pilots are particularly at risk because they usually do not have additional flight crew members to assist them.
How do you avoid CFIT?
What equipment can help prevent CFIT? Ground proximity warning systems and the newer terrain awareness and warning systems using GPS have the potential to reduce CFIT accidents on takeoffs and landings.
How can a pilot reduce or eliminate the risks associated with flying in a constantly changing weather environment?
For example, the pilot flying from point A to point B (50 miles) in MVFR conditions has several ways to reduce risk: Wait for the weather to improve to good visual flight rules (VFR) conditions. Take an instrument-rated pilot. Delay the flight.
What is loss of control in aviation?
A Loss of Control (LOC) accident involves an unintended departure of an aircraft from controlled flight. LOC can happen because the aircraft enters a flight regime that is outside its normal flight envelope and may quickly develop into a stall or spin. It can introduce an element of surprise for the pilot.
What causes CFIT?
Controlled Flight into Terrain ( CFIT ) occurs when an airworthy aircraft under the complete control of the pilot is inadvertently flown into terrain, water, or an obstacle. The pilots are generally unaware of the danger until it is too late.
Where do the majority of CFIT accidents occur?
Most CFIT accidents occur in the approach and landing phase of flight and are often associated with non-precision approaches. Many CFIT accidents occur because of loss of situational awareness, particularly in the vertical plane, and many crash sites are on the centreline of an approach to an airfield.
What are the five hazardous attitudes?
The FAA has identified 5 Hazardous Attitudes that afflict pilots: macho, impulsivity, resignation, invulnerability, and anti-authority.
What is Imsafe checklist?
The IMSAFE checklist is a mnemonic device created to help pilots and co-pilots determine if they are fit to fly. Usually taught early in flight training, it is critically important that every pilot conduct a personal pre-flight health assessment before piloting any aircraft.
What can help a pilot mitigate stress?
The best way to reduce stress is to:
- Learn to recognize the symptoms.
- Prepare and plan by maintaining currency and proficiency through regular training.
- Take care of the physical aspect: food, sleep and exercise.
- Keep workload under control, communicate and ask for help.
What is a CFIT in aviation?
CFIT is defined as an unintentional collision with terrain (the ground, a mountain, a body of water, or an obstacle) while an aircraft is under positive control. Most often, the pilot or crew is unaware of the looming disaster until it is too late. CFIT most commonly occurs in the approach or landing phase of flight.
What is the most common cause of aircraft accidents?
The most common cause of aviation accidents is human error, usually by the pilot (53% of all accidents ) or other person (8% of all accidents.)
What is the primary cause factor for hull loss accidents?
Boeing (1993) has estimated that in the period 1983-1992, 3.3% of US airline hull loss accidents had a maintenance discrepancy as the ‘ primary cause ‘ of the accident. (A hull – loss accident is one in which the aircraft is destroyed or damaged beyond repair.)