The helicopter - some ergonomic factors.

  title={The helicopter - some ergonomic factors.},
  author={E J Lovesey},
  journal={Applied ergonomics},
  volume={6 3},
Helicopter pilots are some of the hardest working human operators, because of the machine's inherant instability and control problems. This article covers some aspects where ergonomists might help to improve the overall system. After considering basic differences between helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, the author examines controls, where there are prospects of using miniature hand levers; cockpit vision and displays with particular reference to night and instrument flying; seating and… CONTINUE READING