Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
In this article the authority system in the airplane cockpit is related to thirty year old authority studies of Stanley Milgram. Human errors made in the cockpit are found similar to those made in the authority experiments. It is argued that up to 20% of all airplane accidents may be preventable by optimizing the monitoring and challenging of captain errors by the first officer.
Scholarly Commons Citation
Tarnow, E. (2000). Towards the Zero Accident Goal: Assisting the First Officer: Monitor and Challenge Captain Errors. Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research, 10(1). Retrieved from http://commons.erau.edu/jaaer/vol10/iss1/8