Uncovering Test Pilots' Risk Framework

Published: 11 April 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/5n2s4fkhz6.1
Benjamin Luther,
Indra Gunawan,
Nam Nguyen


Survey and interview data collected from experimental flight test crews in late 2022. Data relates the risk management framework used by flight test crews in undertaking uniquely hazardous activities that include the consequence of death - precluding any ability to learn in subsequent iterations of the activity. Data was used to abstract the risk management framework adopted by the flight test crews to risk manage their work, with the objective of generalising this knowledge for application beyond the flight test profession.


Steps to reproduce

Survey professional flight test crew with experience in conducting flight test activity with catastrophic consequences inside the last 5 years. Conduct interviews from the same set of participants to clarify responses.


The University of Adelaide


Complex Systems, Risk