Features October 2012 Issue
Threats and errors
Pilots find creative ways to die, while human-factors geeks look for creative ways to stop us. Airlines use “Threat and Error Management.” Could it work for GA?
Airlines, large corporate flight departments and the FAA all have a sufficiently vested interest in keeping aviation safe that they dump money into safety research. Because pilot error is one of the leading killers, it stands to reason that the biggest opportunity for improving safety comes from reducing pilot errors.