Aviator Wire-Strike Avoidance Training
NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL
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When flying in low level environments, impact with suspended wires continues to be a significant threat for both military and civilian pilots. The primary objective of this effort was to couple scientific content and instructional methods with the latest proven technologies and theories related to pilot spatial perception of wires, or other airborne obstacles. NAMRL provided both scientific and technical support to the Naval Survival Training Institute. NAMRL conducted a thorough review of existing aviation data related to wire-strike mishaps and incidents, including civilian and DoD wire-strike mishaps to identify both quantitative and causal factor variables. Based on the outcome of the analysis, NAMRL created learning objectives to guide the development of a wire-strike avoidance training module. The finalized version of this teaching tool was presented to the NSTI Senior Directors in early January 2010. Post presentation feedback for this product was very positive, and the final product for this effort was delivered during the last week of January 2010.
- Safety Engineering