Aircraft Safety, by Shari Stanford Krause

Aircraft Safety

by Shari Stanford Krause

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What do we learn when an airplane crashes? This book teaches based on these probable causes; human factors, runway incursions, weather, mid air collisions, and mechanical failure

Taken from the richest source of flying information exhaustive flight safety investigations this updated book examines more than 40 accidents/incidents involving airline and general aviation flights. By thoroughly dissecting what happened and why, aviation safety expert Shari Stamford Krause offers tremendous insights and techniques for pilots, air traffic controllers, and managers alike.

Designed for pilots of all ratings, aerospace enthusiasts, and aviation professionals, this exhaustively researched reference presents detailed analyses of major airline, regional, and general aviation accidents. You get the perspectives of pilots, crewmembers, and air traffic controllers as well as NTSB findings and excerpts from flight recordings that reveal how crewmembers and other key players performed under extreme stress. With a wealth of new content, this revised edition features:
* New chapters on cockpit resource management, pilot judgment and decision-making, and spatial disorientation
* New research and case studies covering runway incursions
* 27 new case studies
* Updated facts and statistics
* New illustrations
* And more!

Each part of this book details several different accidents or incidents, using illustrations and diagrams to give you a clear understanding of what happened. Krause reviews the lessons of each incident and their applications to the field.

Learn from these probable causes:
* Human factors
* Runway incursions
* Weather
* Mid-air collisions
* Mechanical failure

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Pt. I Human Factors 1
1 Judgment and Decision-Making 3
2 Accurate Situation Assessment Leads to Good Situation Awareness 29
3 Crew Resource Management: The Integration of Interpersonal Skills and Technical Proficiency 37
4 Spatial Disorientation 41
Pt. I Case Studies 57
Pt. II Runway Incursions 141
Pt. II Case Studies 147
Pt. III Weather 211
5 Air Masses and Fronts 213
6 Cloud Formation 219
7 Thunderstorms 225
8 Downbursts and Low-Level Windshear 233
9 Icing Conditions 241
10 Turbulence 255
11 Wake-Vortex Turbulence 265
Pt. III Case Studies 277
Pt. IV Mid-Air Collisions 343
12 Mid-Air Collision Avoidance: From See-and-Avoid to Search-and-Detect 345
Pt. IV Case Studies 359
Pt. V Mechanical and Maintenance 397
Pt. V Case Studies 399
Index 465


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