The task involves managing a situation that includes losing both engines soon after take-off due to a bird strike. Losing of both engines is a matter of concern primarily to the pilot given that it can be fatal. It is thus imperative to consider adopting various steps that can help in curbing the alarming situation. In the case, it is crucial for the pilot to immediately establish a safe landing on land or water where he can safely take a look at the intensity of the situation and communicate to the maintenance team that will aid in correcting the situation (Quddus 2016).
Click on each scale at the point that best indicates your experience in the task
One each of the following 15 screens, click on the scale title that represents the more important contributor to the workload for the task.
Click on the factor that represents the more important contributor to the workload for the task.
Brief explanation of the six rating scale
To begin with, regarding the mental demand, a score of 13 was awarded given that the solving of the task was demanding due to the fatality of the problem. There was also the need to critically think about the most precise and achievable decisions that could save the situation. Physical demand also had a score of 13 due to the intensive controlling that was required to get the aircraft to land. Also, there was a bit of maintenance that was done to fully correct the situation (Stables and New, 2013, September). On the other hand, temporal demand had a score of 18 because there was intense time pressure on an immediate landing given that the bird strike was so destructive to the engines. There was needed to act very fast.
Moreover, the performance scale was awarded a score of 2 that indicates a successful task that had fully controlled the situation. The effort that was engaged was scored at 15 that showcases that extra effort was to be engaged to make sure that the aircraft had a safe landing (Royce 2015). Lastly on the frustration scale, the score was 3 given that such occurrences are expected though with minimal probabilities , fear was felt though at a low rate. The ratings indicate that the task was successfully accomplished given the scores.
- In a situation that would call for a comparison of ratings, then it would be efficient to carry out a study on the same.
- The study will involve a sample size of say 30 participants that will incorporate passengers, pilots, and other plane staffs. The study will focus on attaining information on the experiences of the individuals in the case of a bird strike that led to a failure of the engines(Garcia 2016).
- The passengers will be engaged in interviews about their experiences in the situation that they encountered and the response rate of the pilots that were on board. On the other hand, one could engage the same interviews to the plane staffs and the pilots.
- For the convenience of the participants, the interviews will be conducted over mail. In the case of the pilots, their questionnaires on the task will be assessed with them required to give their reasons for the scores (Viljoen, and Bouwman, 2016).
- The individual factors will be compared against their prioritizations in their intensity for both the researcher and the other party. An overall rating will be awarded that will amount to the overall weight. The weights will be compared against each other regarding the highest. A higher weight will indicate an excellent handling of the task. Also, the narrative analysis will be conducted to analyze the data from the questionnaires and the attitudes of the participants also used in determining the mean score(Bailey et al. 2017).
- The data types collected will include the primary data that will incorporate the attitudes of the participants that is the passengers and the six scale data of the pilots. That will be verified to compare better the results where each variable will be compared to another.
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