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Aeromedical & Human Factors
Lesson Plan

Introduction:

  • Aeromedical factors concern the body with the various external conditions and forces imposed upon it
  • Human factors concern the interaction between people, machines, and the environment for the purpose of improving performance and reducing errors
  • Human factors contribute to roughly 80% of all accidents as advances in technology have reduced equipment failures
  • Protecting yourself from these factors requires a working knowledge of how your body is affected in the aviation environment
  • These factors become ever increasingly more important as you find yourself in the instrument meteorological environment
  • Orientation to your surroundings is maintained through the body's sensory organs in three areas:
    • Visual, meaning what you see
    • Vestibular, meaning what your body (inner ear) senses
    • Postural, meaning what you feel
  • Failure to properly interpret those senses can result in disorientation

Aeromedical & Human Factors Lesson Plans:

Angular Acceleration and Semicircular Tubes