Pilots have unique mental and physical demands that are critical for their safety-sensitive roles in ensuring safety and passenger comfort. This course focuses on understanding these demands and ensuring compliance from a regulatory and an ethical standpoint. The physiology component focuses on general health with emphasis on altitude physiology, vision, hearing, medications, and fitness. The psychological component emphasizes aeronautical decision-making, risk management, sleep, and fatigue. Both are integrated into a discussion of the FAA medical certification process and pilot duties and responsibilities of compliance.
3 hours of lecture per week