Aviation Dictionary

On this page you will find a searchable and comprehensive alphabetical list of aviation terms. You can help us make it the most comprehensive list in the world. If we have missed anything, click on the ‘send us your word’ button to send us your word, acronym or definition and we will consider adding it to our dictionary.

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Human Factors

The process of how we, as humans, complete tasks. The human factor can be both positive and negative towards a flight. If we are well prepared with all relevant documents, have cleaned the windshield, familiarised ourselves with the route we are flying as well as the aerodrome we intend to land at, etc, then this will help us to have the best possible outcome for our flight. If we forget documents, or are unprepared for any reason, this adds a stress to our flight if something occurs that we are not prepared for, which could have a negative outcome for our flight.

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