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The Human Factor in Aviation is a Course

The Human Factor in Aviation

Ended Apr 17, 2016

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Full course description

Course Date:

Mar 21 - Apr 17, 2016


4 weeks


2 hrs/week



Course Type:





Whereas some accidents are caused by aircraft mechanical failures, others can be traced to psychological or physiological elements, such as pilot fatigue, loss of situational awareness, or maintenance issues. This course will emphasize the following topics: human performance, benefits of training, advanced technology, automation, and situational awareness with the goal of enhancing safety throughout the aviation environment.


The objective of this course is to introduce the participant to the field of Human Factors in Aviation. Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to define human factors, identify relevant areas of application of human factors in aviation and other industries, and gain an appreciation of the importance of the human component and the human systems approach to aviation and aviation safety.

Course Instructors

Dennis Vincenzi

Dr. Dennis Vincenzi


Dr. Vincenzi received his Doctoral degree in 1998 from the University of Central Florida in Human Factors Psychology and has over 18 years of experience as a Human Factors researcher working for ERAU and the U.S. Navy. Dr. Vincenzi's research includes R&D of training systems for the F/A 18, F-35, and a variety of unmanned platforms. Some of Dr. Vincenzi’s research interests include integration of UAS into the NAS, regulatory issues related to UAS, application of UAS for emergency response.