International Symposium 'Pilot Training for Startle and Surprise Management'

26 September 2019 09:00 till 17:00

On 26 September 2019 the international symposium 'Pilot Training for Startle and Surprise Management' will take place at TNO.

Startle and surprise of flight crew have been identified as a contributing factor in serious aviation accidents, often related to loss of control in-flight. In response to these accidents, aviation authorities have recommended to address startle and surprise in pilot training. However, it is not entirely clear how this could be done. Research organizations TNO and Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands) have just finished a 4-year research program to investigate possible solutions. Part of the research was aimed at inducing startle and surprise in a flight simulator, and another part was to test the effectiveness training interventions. We organize this international symposium to present the results of the research, together with contributions by speakers from various operational and academic organizations.