Spatial Disorientation Effects on Human Performance Discussion

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Consider your readings and videos this module week and the article SKYbrary: Impaired Judgment, Decision Making and Flying Skills due to Fatigue (OGHFA SE). Read through the Briefing Notes and Checklists from this site, and outside sources.
Ruminating Writing Assignment:

  • Submit a two-page paper (not including cover and reference pages) on the effects spatial disorientation and visual illusions and the loss of situational awareness have on human performance. APA formatting is required.
  • Address safety situations due to impaired decision-making and judgment, fatigue and stress, and sleep disruptions.
  • And finally, identify ways to mitigate risks associated with these situations to improve human performance on the ground and in the air.

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Running head: EFFECTS ON HUMAN PERFORMANCE

Effects on Human Performance

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Effects of Human Performance
Spatial disorientation is the pilot's inability to accurately interpret aircraft airspeed, or
altitude related to the Earth or other reference points. The likelihood of being spatially
disorientated is high among humans due to people's inability to acknowledge their orientation
(Wiegmann and Shappell, 2001). Pilots may still question the information their aircraft is
providing regardless of the accuracy, capability, flexibility, and reliability associated with
contemporary flight instrumentation and displays. As such, frequent learning and updating one's
knowledge regarding spatial disorientation is vital in maintaining and improving flight safety.
Visual illusions impact human performance since the pilot's eye is misled into concluding a
faulty assessment regarding aircraft orientation or position in an external environment (Skybrary,
2018). Poor visibility is a considerable human factor in most accidents since visual illusions
relate to people's inability to obtain or alter visual references, which modify a pilot's perception
of the position. Visual illusions introduce corrections that cause d...


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