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Managing startle and surprise in the cockpit. / Landman, Annemarie.

2019. 132 p.

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@phdthesis{b0382c6a52af42a5b5bf91368fd9c284,
title = "Managing startle and surprise in the cockpit",
abstract = "After several recent flight safety events, such as the accident of Air France flight 447 in 2009, investigators determined that surprise and startle can severely disrupt pilot responses. They concluded that pilots need to be better prepared for unexpected and potentially startling situations. In response, aviation safety authorities have recommended and mandated that startle and surprise should receive more attention in pilot training. However, there is insufficient scientific data available on pilots’ behavior in startling and surprising situations, and on how they can best be trained for these situations. This thesis addresses this problem, by studying startle and surprise in pilots, and by investigating which training interventions can strengthen the pilots’ response to unexpected situations...",
keywords = "Aviation, Mental models, Performance, Pilots, Resilience, Simulation, Stress, Training, Upset recovery",
author = "Annemarie Landman",
year = "2019",
month = "8",
day = "11",
doi = "10.4233/uuid:b0382c6a-52af-42a5-b5bf-91368fd9c284",
language = "English",
isbn = "978-94-6182-963-4",
school = "Delft University of Technology",

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