Human beings make mistakes that is a simple fact.
SD and misperception generally occurs when a pilot cannot correctly interpret an aircraft Motion, Attitude or Position (MAP).
Human beings have used maps for to correct orientation for many centuries.
Aviation presents unique challenges whereby the earth or a specific point of interest in flight may become lost and perception does not match reality.
This presents the pilot with significant risks; you can mitigate these risks with training and raising the awareness of the responses of the human vestibular, proprioceptive and visual systems and their relationships.
Specific examples are:
The combination of visual-vestibular ‘confusion’ leads to SD how quickly a pilot can interpret and correct an aircraft departure from normal flight depends on his/her experience.
There are three SD categories:
Why do you need SD training?
AMST offers a complete training solution based on many years of experience and courses specifically designed to meet the needs of discerning customers.
Courses developed specifically for fighter, helicopter and transport aircraft – specific topics for the military are based on STANAG 3114 (aeromedical training for aircrew) and STANAG 7147 which deals with the Night Vision Goggle (NVG) elements. They link to the Night Vision Training System (NVTS) and the advanced Integrated Night Vision Training System (INVTS) that extends the SD training into the operational arena.
The practical application of the above-mentioned topics ensures that students experience a broad spectrum of visual and vestibular illusions.
The ‘building-block’ approach ensures whether pilots are going through basic training or are at the refresher/recurrent training stage that ensures that the training scenarios are relevant.
Feedback of students: