Increasing use of remotely piloted aircraft for military and civil applications has drawn attention to their accompanying high mishap rate. Some studies have shown accident rates orders of magnitude greater than those associated with crewed aircraft. By far, the greater percentage of RPA mishaps is attributed to human factors.

Global Air Training has experience of delivering Crew Resource Management training focused for the specific requirements of UAS operations in both military and civil environments.

The Crew Resource Management Course for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS/UAV) and Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) are designed to address human factors for UAS operations, with a view of the specific challenges and typical human factors errors that may occur in UAS/RPA Operations.

"It is important to recognise that the human is an integral element of any UAS operation and, therefore, in addition to the existing Human Factors issues that relate to aviation development, operation and maintenance, several unique Human Factors issues associated with remote operation will also need to be addressed.
This guidance outlines several Human Factors recommendations related to the design, production operation and maintenance of UAS flown routinely in UK airspace."


We offer Initial and Recurrent CRM training for UAS operators.

Typical syllabus includes
  • CRM principles
  • Human factors in aviation
  • Threat and error management
  • Personality awareness
  • Human error and reliability - error chain concept
  • Decision making
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Communication
  • Surprise and startle effect
  • Resilience development
  • Information acquisition and processing
  • Situational awareness
  • Workload management
  • Fatigue and vigilance
  • Monitoring and intervention
  • Leadership
  • Organisational factors and factors linked to the type of operation
  • Case based studies
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CRM training for UAS operations is available at our Training Centre, online and in-company. Enter your details below to receive more information on training for your organisation.