Recommendation R20040019

Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Recommendation details
Output No: R20040019
Date issued: 13 January 2004
Safety action status:

Limitations of the See-and-Avoid Principle

The following recommendations were issued as part of the BASI Research Report - "Limitations of the See-and-Avoid Principle", 1991. At the time of the issue of that report the six recommendations were not assigned formal recommendation numbers. To facilitate publication of the recommendations and the responses to them, they have been entered into the OASIS database. As a result, the recommendation numbers assigned to them do not reflect the actual recommendation issue date, rather the date that they were entered.

Output text

Safety Recommendation

The CAA should ensure that pilots are aware of the physiological and psychological limitations of the visual system.

Note: The Recommendation was issued to the [then] Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in 1991.

Initial response
Date issued: 29 April 1998
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Action status: Closed - Accepted
Response text:

CASA agrees with both the above recommendations. However CASA believes that the limitations have been promoted to the extent that benefits of the visual system may have become seriously discounted. As a consequence, CASA will continue to emphasise the requirement to be vigilant.

Last update 01 April 2011