Tag: Human Limitations



Pilots, Are You As Prepared As You Should Be?




By: Paul W. Comtois, Colonel (RET.)   Training for corporate and commercial pilots is largely confined to the normal maneuvering of an aircraft, or the “normal flight envelope.” Pilots train in Level-D simulators, which cannot replicate stress factors present in … Continue reading

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Understanding Human Limitations in an Aviation Environment




  By: Paul W. Comtois, Colonel (RET.)   Whenever I approach the topic of Loss of Control (LOC) in preparation for an academic session or a simulator scenario, I always remind myself of the actual environment in which pilots operate … Continue reading

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Knowing the Limits of Humans and Aircraft Prove Beneficial to Pilots




By Paul Comtois, Colonel (Ret.) There has been a tremendous amount of focus on Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-I) in recent years due to a number of high profile accidents around the globe—both civilian and military. Emphasis on this topic … Continue reading

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