Aviation Safety Survey - Pilots' Flying Experiences


The aim of this study was to provide information to the flying community about issues that have the potential to affect safety in the hope that increased knowledge and insight could lead to improved safety. The ATSB distributed the 'Aviation Industry Safety Survey' in November 2003 to 5,000 commercial pilots throughout Australia. Pilots were asked to respond to a series of questions regarding their flying experiences in the 12 months prior to receiving the survey. The survey consisted of two sections: Part A and Part B. Information about Part A has been reported in the ATSB Aviation Safety Survey - Safety Climate Factors (2004) publication. The analysis of one question (relating to common flying errors by respondents) in Part B was reported in the ATSB Aviation Safety Survey - Common Flying Errors (2004) publication. This report addressed six questions (39 to 44) in Part B of the survey (reproduced in Attachment A). Information concerning pilot age, highest licence held, hours flown, type of operation and aircraft details were obtained from the survey responses.

Type: Research and Analysis Report
Publication date: 25 June 2005
ISBN: 1 921092 02 5
Publication number: B2005/0046
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