Introduction-International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) SHELL model was designed to study and investigate the way the pilot interacted with the various dimensions of the model. Aim-The present study aimed to explore psychological aspects while flying using the dimensions of ICAO’s SHELL model of aviation. Methods-The study followed the qualitative research paradigm. The sample consisted of 9 (Males =4, Female =5) student trainee pilots in the age range of 18 – 21 years. They were subjected to in-depth interviews which lasted for around 30 minutes. The data were analyzed using the thematic network of analysis. Results-The results show that in the interaction of each dimension of the SHELL model various cognitive and human factors are involved in flying. Conclusion-This research is highly applicable to understand the psychological aspects that can be used to improve the efficiency of pilots and ensure safety measures in the aviation sector.
(2021). Psychological Aspects in Pilot Training: Cognition and Human Factors. 45th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 250-255.