PACDEFF/AAvPA Virtual Program

The virtual attendance at the combined PACDEFF and AAvPA Conference for 2022 will be available for both Day 1 and Day 2. The program for Day 1 will be the published combined program, while Day 2 will be a selected program which is a hybrid of both the PACDEFF and AAvPA programs.

Virtual Program

PACDEFF 2022 will be a two day conference consisting of world class presentations and contemporary and relevant workshops.

It will be held over 22/23 March at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Coogee Beach, Sydney, Australia

Virtual Program Day 1 (22 March – All times Australian Eastern Daylight Time – UTC+11)

Combined forum with AAvPA – Cost AUD$100/day (approximately 65 Euro) – Tickets via the Registration Button

0900-0915    Welcome

0920-1005    Keynote 1: Managing Skill Decay in the Age of COVID – Professor Mark Wiggins (Macquarie University)

1010-1055    Keynote 2: Fatigue Risk Management in the real world. How do we take the theory and make it work in an operational environment? – Professor Leigh Signal (Sleep/Wake Research Centre)

1125-1210    Keynote 3: From Non-Normal to the New Normal: Building resilience through SMS – James Redgrove (Dreamworld Safety)

1310-1340    The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on seafarers’ mental health and chronic fatigue: beneficial effects of onboard peer support, external support and Internet access – Dr Michelle Grech

1340-1410   Delivering value from an eye-tracking based training aid in a military flight training environment – Alexander Robinson and Patrick Nolan

1410-1440    The effect of a common stressor – noise on pilot cognition – Dr Brett Molesworth

1510-1540   Creating and Maintaining an Effective HF Team: Meeting the Challenges – Lachlan Slatyer (TBC) Toll Helicopters – Ace Training Centre

1540-1610    Pilot mental health: findings from a series of clinical interviews – Corrie Ackland and Tony Merritt

1610-1640    Invited Speaker: Angus Mitchell (Chief Commissioner, ATSB)

1640-1700    Day 1 Wrap Up

Virtual Program Day 2 (23 March – All times Australian Eastern Daylight Time – UTC+11)

Cost AUD$100/day (approximately 65 Euro) – Tickets via the Registration Button

0900-0910    Welcome

0900-0910    Welcome

0910-0935    Self Evaluation and Looking for Help – Dr Natasha Yates (Bond University Medicine)

0940-1005    Developing Resilience in Team Communication Skills Using VR Remotely – Conor McKenna (Vocavio Group) (TBC)

1010-1035    Psychological Drivers Relating to Disclosure of Medical Conditions and how the Regulatory Environment Influences Transparency in this Space – Michael Monck (

Flight Crew Forum

1100-1130    Emerging Technologies and Negative Training – Tony Power

1130-1200    The affordances of VR for training novel event management in aerospace – Capt. Cameron Tribe

1200-1230    Developing resilience in team communication skills using VR remotely – Conor McKenna (Vocavio Technologies) (TBC)

AAvPA Forum

13:15-13:40 Aircraft visibility study – Mangalore mid air – Nathalie Boston and Michael Dawes

13:45-14:10 Analysis of runway incursions from a human factors perspective – Yan Yan, Soufiane Boufous and Associate Professor Brett Molesworth

14:15-14:45 The odds of exposure to unsafe weather from aerodrome forecast use – David Wilson

15:15-15:35 Implementing Human Factors Solutions for Australian Flight Training Schools: Part 2 – Dr Selina Fothergill (RMIT University) and Michael White (CASA)

15:35-15:55 A comparison between Australian and European pilots’ confidence in ‘just culture’ – Dr Kevin McMurtrie

16:00-16:20 Effects of auditory and visual feedback on remote pilot manual flying performance – Matthew Dunn

16:20-16:40 Investigation report – Human Factors issues in relation to AO-2019-050 Anna Bay – Max Marton

16:45-17:00 Conference Wrap Up