Startle and surprise
Startle Effect is a new topic in Crew Resource Management training. It was introduced by EASA in 2015 as a new compulsory topic in CRM training. If you are puzzled about how to present this – you are not the only one. Just read on. Our lesson plan will help you get started.
This lesson plan helps CRM trainers to introduce the concept of Startle Effect into classroom training for both flight and cabin crew. It furthermore links Situational Awareness dividing SA into different levels. It provides an understanding of the startle response and startle effect and its impact on Situational Awareness. Both on mental and physiological levels. To spice it up we have included a small eye-opener to prove how different components of our bodies are all connected.
The lesson plan also links to stress and draws attention to a few stress management tools that can be used to help to calm the body during and after a startle.
The lesson plan works perfectly in conjunction with our lesson plan on another new CRM topic:
Please note that NaviMinds cannot confer the video clips referred to in this lesson. Meanwhile these can in most instances be found on online media like Youtube.
Time: 45-60 mins
Topics related to the main subject: Stress and stress management, situational awareness, information processing and acquisition
File format: The files are downloaded as PDFs and Power Point
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