Human-Response Training Technologies


Response can always be improved through practice. We know this from ASAP data, research, sports, and our own experience. Practice is key. Practicing decision and execution trees is especially important for time-critical scenarios that pilots may only get one chance to do correctly.

Our products first guides pilots through a scenario, stopping to let them use each required control in the correct order, then allowing practice in real-time, and finally testing when the pilot is ready. Pilots don’t have to worry about it being a jeopardy event because nothing gets transmitted back accept completion data.

Success is recorded when the correct decision is made, and it’s followed by proper execution according to company and FAA standards.

Rejected Takeoff

Arm the Autothrottles, have Antiskid in RTO, flaps beyond 0, then push the throttles up and touch “TOGA”. Throttles advance to takeoff power. Appropriate callouts are heard.

At some point, between 50 knots and Vr, one of several possible occurrences force a decision. It may be an open window, blown tire, engine fire, windshear warning, or others. The correct response depends on stimulus. An engine fire before V1 warrants a reject. Having a window open requires continuing unless speed is below 80 knots. But if the pilot does then reject, he must do so in the correct order and within time limits.

Rapid Depressurization

From high altitude cruise, there are several possible indications to which the pilot must deploy the oxygen mask by swiping up on it.

For the emergency descent portion (if performed), descent rate depends on pilot action. The pilot will start the descent by either pushing the Level Change button, pushing forward on the yoke, or setting vertical speed. He then drags the throttles to idle and deploys the speedbrakes. Tapping the yoke-mounted microphone switch calls ATC. The “Level Change” button is active.

Runway Trim

This will start in one of two conditions, flaps up or flaps 5. Trim sounds, and visible motion will be slow at flaps up and faster at flaps 5 using sound recordings from each of these conditions.

Whether the runaway continues depends on pilot action and random variables, forcing pilots to vary their reaction in response to what happens. As the trim runs, after about 3 seconds the screen starts flashing “[yoke pressure increasing]”