2021 Human Factors for Aviation – Basic Handbook


Used for pilots enrolled in our PPL and CPL Ground School.




Human Factors for Aviation

The Human Factors for Aviation – Basic Handbook is designed to be a plain language introduction to human factors for pilots in the earlier stages of their flying careers.

The material is geared to pilots, but the principles apply to others in the aviation system.

This handbook also provides the background material for the Human Factors Advanced Handbook.

Human Factors for Aviation – Basic Handbook is one in a series of three handbooks designed by the Air Canada Human Factors Project Team for Transport Canada.

It is part of a project to develop a human factors training program for pilots and instructors.

The project was started in response to a requirement made by ICAO in November 1989, to make training in human factors a requirement for all air crew licences.

Human Factors for Aviation Chapter 10