As the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) continues to rise in both military and civil applications, it's crucial to address the high mishap rate associated with Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). Studies have shown that accident rates for UAS are much higher than those of crewed aircraft, with most of these incidents attributed to human factors.

That's where Global Air Training comes in. Our Crew Resource Management Course for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS/UAV) and Remotely Piloted Aircraft is specifically designed to address human factors in UAS/RPA operations. Our experienced instructors are well-versed in the unique challenges and potential human factors errors that can occur during UAS/RPA operations.

Our UAS CRM training courses include both initial and recurrent options to ensure that operators have the necessary skills and knowledge to mitigate the risk of human error in their operations. With our tailored approach, we can deliver training specific to your organisation's needs, whether you operate in the military or civil sector.

"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."


Don't let human factors errors compromise the safety and efficiency of your UAS operations. Choose Global Air Training for comprehensive and UAS specific Crew Resource Management training.

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.