Aviation Human Factors: Protecting Us from Ourselves

Rotor Safety Challenge (RSC)
Safety; Maintenance; Operations
Instructor: Jason Quisling

It has been said that there are no new accidents. So, why do we continue to keep making the same mistakes? This session will use case studies to examine the answers to this question. In the process, participants will be introduced to human factors, the top causal factors in accidents, and the need for error management training. The session will also discuss the role that standard operating procedures play in reducing exposure to risk during flight operations.

Instructor Bio

Jason Quisling has more than 33 years of experience as a dual-rated airline transport pilot and 23 years in the air medical industry. He currently serves as the senior VP of flight operations, maintenance, and aircom for Air Methods. He has developed and advanced Air Methods’ Operational Control Center and Emergency Operations Center and oversees a flight training department responsible for supporting over 1,200 pilots that operates a diverse fleet of helicopters and airplanes. Passionate about safety, he is a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)-trained accident investigator and has frequently given lectures on aviation human factors and crew resource management. Jason also volunteers as an active member of the US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) and on other industry safety committees.

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