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- Safety management training in small aircraft operations: who do you trust?
Chalmers, Kerry A.
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Science & Information Technology, School of Psychology
- Small plane pilots and operators are currently being required to upgrade their nontechnical knowledge and skills in order to implement a range of incoming new regulations. Implementation of these changes creates new and challenging issues for small plane operations and operators, including accessing or providing appropriate training and learning opportunities. In addition, there is likely to be an 'interim period' during which there are differences in knowledge, skills and opinions, until the majority of pilots have had a chance to access and integrate new information. Underpinning any current or future nontechnical training programs is the concept of Trust. The question of trust arises in relation to the type and quality of the trainer, the training options available, and also in relation to pilot perceptions of other pilots around them, eg 'which pilots know what' and how 'trustworthy' or reliable they may be in their application of nontechnical information. This paper addresses the issue of pilot trust per se. Results indicate that there is a relatively low level of small plane pilot trust in the nature and usefulness of human factors related training, in other pilots' application of such information, and in increased safety outcomes due to incoming requirements. Pilots indicted higher levels of trust in three preferred training providers (flying schools, club or group, and CASA). The application of trust data in relation to training programs and providers is discussed in an additional paper.
- 9th International Symposium of the Australian Aviation Psychology Association (AAvPA 2010). Managing Safety - Maximising Performance: 9th International Symposium of the Australian Aviation Psychology Association, 2010. Symposium Proceedings (Brighton Beach, N.S.W. 18-22 April, 2010) p. 251-255
- Australian Aviation Psychology Association
- Resource Type
- conference paper