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The Naked Pilot Kindle Edition
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The author is a former Royal Air Force and airline pilot who has spent much time studying the psychological factors contributing to aircraft accidents.
Although the main emphasis of the book is on incidents involving aircraft, including several well-known crashes, much of it is relevant to other modes of transport, and to many other activities. Several times I was reminded of things which can all too easily go wrong in my own work in software development.
The book will be of most interest to aviation buffs, who will spot a sprinkling of errors which have slipped passed the proof-reader to be caught by the last clause of the acknowledgements: "the views, opinions, and human errors are mine alone." (I like a chap who places a comma after "opinions" like that.)
However, I do not believe that the broader psychological issues are unduly obscured for those with no particular interest in aviation, and this is a worthwhile read for anyone with an interest in safety, or simply in getting things right.
The author, I believe, died in December 1999 but his book will live on.
A good read and will keep your attention.
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Good book about Safety/Human Factors and it applies to all industries not just aviation.Published 14 months ago by P. Thompson
This is an absolutely brilliant book. If you fly planes or simply fly as a means of transport you should read this book.Published 18 months ago by Kindle Customer
I read this knowing nothing of aviation and found it very thought provoking in terms of decisions in other fields (esp. Finance, my area) and in general high stakes situationsPublished on 4 Jan. 2015 by Jan Pstrokonski
One of the better books discussing how the human condition comes into play in aircraft accidents. It talks about how airlines can anticipate these and then engineer them out of the... Read morePublished on 23 Dec. 2013 by David J Ibbotson
While the language used in the book is rather old (but it was written some time ago) the key elements of HF hasn't changed and are still as challenging as every. Read morePublished on 7 July 2013 by Miss K E Jones
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