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Startle vs Surprise and flight crew training

Background Startle and surprise are often cited as potentially contributing factors to aircraft incidents due to their possible negative effects on flight crew performance. In the past, these terms have often been used interchangeably; however, there are distinctive conceptual, behavioural, and physiological differences between…

 

A scientific study by EASA on flight crew fatigue: mindFly

EASA  report on FTL gives an overview of the work performed, results and recommendations, and critical assessment of the review of the effectiveness of the EU requirements concerning flight and duty time limitations and rest requirements. A scientific study ranked duties by their impact…

 

The psychoactive drug permitted by ICAO for use by aircrew: mindFly

Caffeine is the most widely used psychoactive drug in the world, found in coffee, tea, cocoa, chocolate candy, and soft drinks. While caffeine has several positive effects such as increasing energy and mental alertness, heavy use can cause symptoms such as anxiety and insomnia.

 
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