Pilot situation awareness (SA) is a critical influence on decision making and an important element in maintaining the safe control of an aircraft. The present research investigated whether measures of pilot SA, gathered via an online computer-based cognitive screening tool for pilots, could be used to predict pilot’s likelihood of real-world critical incidents. A risk score for each pilot was developed based on their self-reported critical incidents from their actual flight history. It was hypothesized that individuals with lower SA scores would have higher risk scores. The impact of age and pilot experience were also considered, as these factors are known to influence achievement of SA. Results report on comprehensive models of flight performance that quantify the effects of three levels of SA on risk.
Benthem, K. V.,
& Herdman, C. M.
(2021). Pilot Situation Awareness and Risk of Critical Incidents Using a Novel Online Flight Simulation Tool. 28th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 456-461.