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Aviation Human Factors History (Part 2)
Episode 528th February 2023 • Human Factors Minute • Human Factors Cast
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...and now for another Human Factors Minute!

The outbreak of World War II, witnessed the tipping point where the technological advances had finally outpaced the ability of people to adapt and compensate to poor designs.

This was most evident in airplane crashes by highly-trained pilots due to problems with control configurations.

The two decades following the end of World War II saw the continuation of military-sponsored research, driven in large part, by the Cold War.

Towards the late 1970s large airline calamities ushered in an era of research focused on crew resource management and command training.

Today, the technology and automation in the General Aviation cockpit is exceeding the capabilities of pilots who are ill trained to manage modern automation issues.

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