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Normalization of Deviance
How human factors and external pressures make us accept shortcuts that we later perceive as normal until disaster strikes
Date and Time:
Tuesday, March 31, 2020, starting at 19:00 Pacific Daylight Time Download Calendar File
George Michelogiannakis
Brief Description:

Murphy's law is wrong. What can go wrong usually doesn't and the outcome is favorable. The problem is that this causes us to conclude that our actions must had been correct, since the outcome was good. This rationalization is the beginning of the process where a new normal is established that accepts shortcuts to safety and standard operating practices.

This seminar will discuss famous examples of this happening, how human factors and external pressures combine to, in time, create a new norm. We will discuss how common pilot thinking is a contributing factor. Finally, we will present some countermeasures.

Normalization of deviation is a large factor in mishaps so expect an eye-opening discussion where you can reflect on your own habits and practices.

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Location of Seminar:
Civil air patrol - Oakland squadron 188
9636 Earhart road, Oakland
Civil Air Patrol
Oakland, CA 94621
Directions to Venue:

This seminar will be hosted at Civil Air Patrol at Oakland. Please park close to and use the door that doesn't face Earhart road: This is the location: https://goo.gl/maps/km3Dt8DawNn4Whgp9

Once inside the building, there will be directions to the seminar room.

To fly in, please call Signature or Kaiser air in advance. Landing fees may apply. There is a 15 minute or so walk from Signature and you'll have to make arrangements with them so they can let you in to walk to your airplane. They or this event's organizer can help with driving to the location as an alternative to walking.

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Contact Information:
Phone: (650) 336-8105
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

We acknowledge the Civil Air Patrol and FAASTeam for hosting this event.

Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
½ Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 1
Advanced WINGS
1 Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 1
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Any other Airworthiness task not covered in the NPP
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