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Facilitation and Debriefing in Aviation Training and Operations

1st Edition

By R. Key Dismukes, Guy M. Smith


120 pages

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Hardback: 9780754611646
pub: 2000-10-09
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This practical guide is designed to enable individual pilots, training departments and airline managers to better understand and use the techniques of facilitation. Based on extensive field studies by the editors and invited contributors, it presents an easily accessible guide to the philosophy of facilitation combined with practical applications designed to improve training and flight operations. Illustrated with realistic examples from aviation settings, and specifically designed for aviation professionals, the applications include: * debriefing of training sessions * crew self-debriefing of line operations * analysis of problematic flight incidents * assisting crew members after traumatic events It will be essential reading for managers and instructors in airline training departments, flight training organizations, flight schools and researchers in flight training.


'This book will be a useful reference for all who are involved in facilitation, whether as trainers or line pilots.' Association of Aviation Psychology Newsletter, April 2005 ’This book will be a useful reference for all who are involved in facilitation, whether as trainers or line pilots. The authors bring hard won experience to the topic. As well as providing practical tips and techniques for crew debriefings, they warn of the traps and pitfalls awaiting the unwary facilitator.’ Alan Hobbs

Table of Contents

Contents: What is facilitation and why use it?; Facilitating LOFT debriefings: a critical analysis; Facilitating LOS debriefings: synopsis of a training manual; Other applications of facilitation in aviation training; Effective crew debriefings in line operations; The mediated debrief of problem flights; Facilitating a critical incident stress debriefing; Appendix; Index.

About the Authors

R. Key Dismukes is chief scientist for Human Factors, NASA Ames Research Center, USA. He has published applied studies in human factors and fundamental research studies in neurobiology, managed research organizations and led committees of scientists reporting on science and public issues. Guy Smith is managing director of Ypsilon Associates. He is currently Regional Faculty Advisor for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) and is Course Monitor of ERAU Extended Campus Course on Global Information and Technology Management. Previously he was with Northwest Airlines Human Factors Department.

About the Series

Studies in Aviation Psychology and Human Factors

Studies in Aviation Psychology and Human Factors
The defining theme of the series reflects increasingly critical issues, especially in aviation operations and training; each book has a focus on an operational topic. The series combines research reports, longer research reviews and training material, of interest to both the research and operational communities.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TRANSPORTATION / Aviation / General