Improving our understanding of how Human Factors (HF) impacts on the safety of Flying Displays is a priority for the CAA. Increasing awareness of HF amongst the air display community has led to the CAA commissioning two specific studies to look at, and better understand Flying Display HF; the first of which was conducted by NATS: Human Factors in Flying Displays. The second study was conducted by the Health and Safety Laboratory: HF in Air Displays: Transfer of Behaviours and Error Path Study.
The outcomes of the two reports now feed into our ongoing activity to make discussion of HF a routine part of our engagement with the Air Display community. HF briefings are now an integral element of pre and post-season symposia, DAE seminars, DAE Evaluations and FDD accreditation courses. This will continue to be the case to ensure that we, as a community, are sharing our experiences, insights and best practice not only from display participants/organisers, but also from the wider aviation community.
As part of awareness raising and, in line with the direction set out in the CAA HF strategy, the CAA SARG GA&RPAS General Aviation Unit has developed an on-line area to act as a repository for HF material that will be of interest to the Air Display community.
Any suggestions for additional material would be welcomed and should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Air Display HF Course for DAEs, DA holders and FDDs.
In addition to the routine engagement at pre and post-season display symposia, DAE seminars, DAE Evaluations and FDD accreditation courses, an on-line Air Display HF Course is available and comprises:
- Five online videos on Performance Influence Factors (PIFs), available to view as required.
- Two online interactive webinars (one on the FAIR Model and another on PIFs), available dates are:
- PIFs: 21 Nov (Mon PM): 15 Dec (Thu PM): 27 Jan (Fri PM):17 Feb (Fri PM)
- FAIR Model: 4TH November (Fri PM); 2nd Dec ( Fri PM)
This new online Air Display HF Course is now a mandatory requirement for all current DAEs, DA holders and FDDs. An invitation will be sent to all current DAEs, DA holders and FDDs to allow access for registration onto the course, which is then viewed and completed online. The course has a number of comments’ sections, which must be completed before access to further content is permitted, this aims to facilitate further discussion on experiences, insights, case studies and best practice.
DAEs, DA holders and FDDs are required to access and complete the course before their intended activities within the 2023 Display Season. Progress and completion of the course by DAEs, DA holders and FDDs will be managed and overseen by the CAA GA&RPAS Unit Air Display Team but administered by an external contractor. The Air Display HF Course is also open to FCC members, who are requested to contact the CAA Air Display Team via email@example.com for registrations.