June 12 (Mon) 7:00pm The Collective - Fatigue and sleep structure

Event Date: 
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

SJSU professor David Wood is coming to share his insights about fatigue and sleep. He will discuss normal sleep structures, disturbed sleep from aviation operations, the multiple sleep latency test and its implications for daytime sleepiness and alertness. One aviation accident will be dissected for its fatigue contribution to human performance decrement.

Frightening? It should be, but we can prepare. Like the rest of our flying, training about sleep and fatigue minimizes the emotion and enhances our survival. The key to a successful outcome is knowing what to expect and what to do.

David served four and a half years in the United States Navy as a Naval Flight Officer on P-3 Orion aircraft with his last duty station being Naval Air Station Moffett Field, Mountain View, California. Since leaving the Navy, David has been a professor at San Jose State University for over 20 years teaching a class in “Human Factors in Aviation.” He has been an Environmental Consultant with over 20 years of professional experience holding State Registrations as both a Professional Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist. 

Subjects to be discussed:

  • Safety Lesson Cotter pins (Alexis)

  • Five Characteristics of Successful pilots (Grace)

  • Sleep structure and fatigue in aviation (David Wood)

This is an FAA Wings credit event. To register for the event, click here.

Pizza and beer is provided.