Human factors is the focus of so much attention today because human error has contributed over 80% of aviation accidents. These handbooks provide a practical awareness of the traps that commonly face a pilot and how to counteract them.
Basic handbook is designed to be a plain language introduction to human factors for pilots in the earlier stages of their flying careers. The material is geared to pilots, but the principles apply to others in the aviation system, in fact to any job. This handbook also provides background material for the Advance Handbook.