Air Pilot’s Manual Volume 6 – Human Performance – 5th revised edition
This “Air Pilot’s Manual” series of books was first conceived in the late 1980s and has developed from its original 4 volumes to being comprehensively and universally used. They now hold a pre-eminent position in the aviation training field. The original authors and editors (of whom Trevor Thom might ring a bell) have gradually been replaced by a superb team of highly qualified instructors and examiners and the publishers are keen to ensure that the books are accurate, up-to-date, informative and interesting. The CAA draws heavily on the series for the PPL examinations and they have long formed recommended reading. During these last 25 years, over 100.000 copies have been sold worldwide!
Basic physiology (how the body and senses work) and psychology (how the mind works) form the foundation of this volume.
Additionally it covers decision making, stimulus, stress and sleep, personality and behavior.
Some basic ergonomics of the modern cockpit are also considered and a section on first aid, safety and survival is included. Questions and answers complete the book.