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Selected Technical Reports
from the FAA Office of Aerospace Medicine

Report Title

Date

Effects of Training School Type and Examiner Type on General Aviation Flight Safety

2013

Development and Utility of the Front Line Manager’s Quick Reference Guide

2013

An Evaluation of Aviation Maintenance Fatigue
Countermeasures Training

2013

General Aviation Weather Encounter Case Studies

2012

Predicting General Aviation Accident Frequency From Pilot Total Flight Hours

2012

Testing Web-Based Preflight Weather Self-Briefing for General Aviation Pilots

2011

Fatigue Risk Management in Aviation Maintenance: Current Best Practices and Potential Future Countermeasures

2011

Fatigue Solutions for Maintenance: From Science to Workplace Reality

2011

A Human Factors Analysis of Fatal and Serious Injury Accidents in Alaska, 2004-2009

2011

Effects of Video Weather Training Products, Web-based Preflight Weather Briefing, and Local Versus Non-Local Pilots on General Aviation Pilot Weather Knowledge and Flight Behavior, Phase 1

2010

Effects of Video Weather Training Products, Web-Based Preflight Weather Briefing, and Local Versus Non-Local Pilots on General Aviation Pilot Weather Knowledge and Flight Behavior, Phase 2

2010

Causes of General Aviation Weather- Related, Non-Fatal Incidents: Analysis Using NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System Data

2010

Developing Proactive Methods for General Aviation Data Collection

2010

Effects of Video Weather Training Products, Web-Based Preflight Weather Briefing, and Local Versus Non-Local Pilots on General Aviation Pilot Weather Knowledge and Flight Behavior, Phase 3

2010

An Analysis of the U.S. Pilot Population From 1983-2005: Evaluating the Effects of Regulatory Change

2009

The Impact of Training on General Aviation Pilots’ Ability to Make Strategic Weather-Related Decisions

2008

Use of Weather Information by General Aviation Pilots, Part I, Quantitative: Reported Use and Value of Providers and Products

2008

Use of Weather Information by General Aviation Pilots, Part II, Qualitative: Exploring Factors Involved in Weather- Related Decision Making

2008

Understanding the Human Factors Associated With Visual Flight Rules Flight Into Instrument Meteorological Conditions

2008

An Analysis of Preflight Weather Briefings

2007

The Private Pilot Practical Test: Survey Results From Designated Pilot Examiners and Newly Certificated Private Pilots

2007

Beneath the Tip of the Iceberg: A Human Factors Analysis of General Aviation Accidents in Alaska Versus the Rest of the United States

2006

Human Error and Commercial Aviation Accidents: A Comprehensive, Fine-Grained Analysis Using HFACS

2006

Developing a Methodology for Assessing Safety Programs Targeting Human Error in Aviation

2006

Mining for Information in Accident Data

2006

The Influence of Visibility, Cloud Ceiling, Financial Incentive, and Personality Factors on General Aviation Pilots’ Willingness to Take Off Into Marginal Weather, Part I: The Data and Preliminary Conclusions

2005

Pilot Willingness to Take Off Into Marginal Weather, Part II: Antecedent Overfitting With Forward Stepwise Logistic Regression

2005

Fatality and Injury Rates for Two Types of Rotorcraft Accidents

2005

Human Error and General Aviation Accidents: A Comprehensive, Fine-Grained Analysis Using HFACS

2005

The Effects of NEXRAD Graphical Data Resolution and Direct Weather Viewing on Pilots’ Judgments of Weather Severity and Their Willingness to Continue a Flight

2004

Methodological Issues in the Study of Airplane Accident Rates by Pilot Age: Effects of Accident and Pilot Inclusion Criteria and Analytic Strategy

2004

Effectiveness of Personal Computers to Meet Recency of Experience Requirements

2003

A Human Error Analysis of General Aviation Controlled Flight Into Terrain Accidents
Occurring Between 1990-1998

2003

A Review of Situation Awareness Literature Relevant to Pilot Surveillance Functions

2002

Risk Perception and Risk Tolerance in Aircraft Pilots

2002

General Aviation Pilot Performance Following Unannounced In-Flight Loss of Vacuum System and Associated Instruments in Simulated Instrument Meteorological Conditions

2002

Assessment of Advanced Cockpit Displays for General Aviation Aircraft – The Capstone Program

2002

General Aviation Maintenance- Related Accidents: A Review of Ten Years of NTSB Data

2002

A Human Error Analysis of Commercial Aviation Accidents Using the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS)

2001

Latent Trait Theory Analysis of Changes in Item Response Anchors

2001

The Human Factors Analysis and Classification System–HFACS

2000

Controlled Flight Into Terrain: A Study of Pilot Perspectives in Alaska

2000

Impact of Aviation Highway-in-the-Sky Displays on Pilot Situation Awareness

2000

A Survey of Pilots on the Dissemination of Safety Information

1999

GPS User-Interface Design Problems

1999

An Evaluation of Pilot Acceptance of the Personal Minimums Training Program for Risk Management

1998

Evaluating the Decision-Making Skills of General Aviation Pilots

1998

The Use of Weather Information in Aeronautical Decision-Making

1997

A New Approach to Aeronautical Decision-Making: The Expertise Method

1997

Transfer of Training Effectiveness of Personal Computer-Based Aviation Training Devices

1997

An Evaluation of Safety Seminars

1997

The Use of Weather Information in Aeronautical Decision-Making: II

1997

Automation in General Aviation: Two Studies of Pilot Responses to Autopilot Malfunctions

1997

Crashes of Instructional flights: Analysis of Cases and Remedial Approaches

1996

Qualification Guidelines for Personal Computer-Based Aviation Training Devices: Instrument Training

1996

Use of Off-The-Shelf PC-Based Flight Simulators for Aviation Human Factors research

1996

Developing the Personal Minimums tool for Managing Risk During Preflight go/No-Go Decisions

1996

Fatal General Aviation Accidents Involving Spatial Disorientation: 1976-1992

1996

A review of Civil Aviation Fatal Accidents in Which “Lost/Disoriented” Was a Cause/Factor: 1981-1990

1995

Development of an Intervention Program to Encourage Shoulder Harness Use and aircraft Retrofit in General Aviation Aircraft: Phases I and II

1995

Development of qualification guidelines for Personal Computer-Based Aviation Training Devices

1995

Airman Research Questionnaire: Methodology and Overall Results

1995

Accident Proneness: A Research Review

1993

SATORI: Situation Assessment through the Re-creation of Incidents

1993

Private Pilot Judgment Training in Flight School Settings

1987

Sudden In-Flight Incapacitation in General Aviation

1987

The Effects of Age, Sleep Deprivation, and Altitude on Complex Performance

1985

An Investigation of Time-Sharing Ability as a Factor in Complex Performance

1976

The Aircraft as an Instrument of Self Destruction

1973

In-Flight Performance of Civilian Pilots Using Moving-Aircraft and Moving-Horizon Attitude Indicators

1973

Psychosocial Reconstruction Inventory – A Postdictal Instrument in Aircraft Accident Investigation

1972

The Benefits of the Use of Shoulder Harnesses in General Aviation Aircraft

1972

The Effects of Alcohol on Pilot Performance During Instrument Flight

1972

Pilot Tracking Performance During Successive In-Flight Simulated Instrument Approaches

1972

Physician Pilot-In-Command Fatal Flight Accidents 1964 Through 1970

1971

Medical Factors in U.S. General Aviation Accidents

1969

Pilot Response to Peripheral Vision Cues During Instrument Flying Tasks

1968

Performance Tasks for Operator-Skills Research

1966

Human Factors in General Aviation Accidents

1966

Fatigue in Aviation Activities

1965

Human Factors Aspects of Lightplane Safety

1963

Human Tolerances

1962