Title

Mental Engineering - A Significant Contribution to Resilience Engineering in Aviation

Location

Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center (Bldg. #602)

Start Date

14-8-2017 1:15 PM

End Date

14-8-2017 2:45 PM

Submission Type

Presentation

Topic Area

Flight training

Keywords

digital and virtual learning, flight training, stress-reducing procedures, mental practice, task performance, high -workload, emergency situations, personal and organizational resilience

Abstract

Currently, far reaching changes can be noticed at the core of human learning of complex tasks. The share of concrete learning diminishes in favor of digital and virtual learning methods, which offer enormous economical and organizational advantages – however by no means is it clear whether these changes effect solely efficiency, but also optimize the effectiveness of learning processes. These deficits surrounding manual flying skills, which can be observed globally, very clearly point towards these facts.

With the learning methods suggested here, the main aim is to reduce the above deficits, by state-of-the-art stress- reducing procedures, as well as the systemic, evidence- and performance- based, virtual optimization of task performance.

Mental Engineering (ME) is a psychological training method focused on the professional management of high- workload and emergency situations. It is a novel approach in that it skillfully combines mental practice and stress resilience management, two evidence based methods that have been widely-used in areas like aviation, sports science, business and economy.

From a systemic point of view of mental practice can be seen as very effective individual instrument to build up personal resilience as a significant contribution to self- competence and proficiency. Personal resilience in operational context reinforces organizational resilience.

Presenter Biography

Captain Scheck completed his pilot training through the Lufthansa Flight Academy in 1993. He has accumulated over 15,000 flight hours on various aircraft, including Boeing B737, B747 and Airbus A320-series, which he currently flies as Captain for Lufthansa German Airlines out of Frankfurt, Germany.

He also performs duties as Trainer/Facilitator for Crew Resource Management (CRM) training, having trained over 2500 cockpit and cabin crew members. He assisted Lufthansa Aviation Training with the development of one of the current CRM training modules.

Additionally, he served with the US Air Force Reserve in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. In this capacity he participated in various aircraft accident investigations; in particular aircraft accident investigation boards in accordance with Air Force Instruction (AFI) 51-503 and DoDI 6055.7. He retired in the grade of Chief Master Sergeant as the IMA Senior Paralegal to the Air Force Legal Operations Agency.

Captain Scheck holds a Masters of Aeronautical Science Degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is the Vice Chairman of the Research Network for Academic Pilot Training.

He is also actively involved in the Qualification & Training Committee and the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Committee of the German Airline Pilots’ Association (Vereinigung Cockpit - VC), as well as the RPAS-working group of the European Cockpit Association (ECA). In this capacity Captain Scheck has represented VC and ECA (including having held numerous presentations) at various venues, to include, among other, the German Ministry of Transportation, the German Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics, Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, the European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment and UAV DACH.

Captain Scheck has published several papers in journals/periodicals, including, among other, Aviation Security International, The International Journal of Business and Social Sciences, The Judge Advocate General’s Reporter and VC-Info.

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Mental Engineering - A Significant Contribution to Resilience Engineering in Aviation

Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center (Bldg. #602)

Currently, far reaching changes can be noticed at the core of human learning of complex tasks. The share of concrete learning diminishes in favor of digital and virtual learning methods, which offer enormous economical and organizational advantages – however by no means is it clear whether these changes effect solely efficiency, but also optimize the effectiveness of learning processes. These deficits surrounding manual flying skills, which can be observed globally, very clearly point towards these facts.

With the learning methods suggested here, the main aim is to reduce the above deficits, by state-of-the-art stress- reducing procedures, as well as the systemic, evidence- and performance- based, virtual optimization of task performance.

Mental Engineering (ME) is a psychological training method focused on the professional management of high- workload and emergency situations. It is a novel approach in that it skillfully combines mental practice and stress resilience management, two evidence based methods that have been widely-used in areas like aviation, sports science, business and economy.

From a systemic point of view of mental practice can be seen as very effective individual instrument to build up personal resilience as a significant contribution to self- competence and proficiency. Personal resilience in operational context reinforces organizational resilience.