Out of the Fog

17 March 2015

Royal Aeronautical Society

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YOU CAN LISTEN TO THIS FLIGHT OPERATIONS GROUP LECTURE HERE, VISIT THE SOCIETY'S 'SOUNDCLOUD', OR SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE ON ITUNES.

Kathy's slides from the lecture can be found here.

This lecture will follow Day 1 of the Flight Operations Group (FOG) Conference. The lecture will be given by Dr Kathy Abbott FRAeS, Chief Scientific and Technical Scientific Advisor, Flight Deck Human Factors, from the Federal Aviation Administration. 

The Flight Operations Group of the RAeS , commonly known as the FOG, was formed in the early 1990’s by a small group of Professional Airmen, drawn together with the wish to enhance Safety in Aviation and further advance the standard of Pilot training. To this end the FOG have produced a number of Specialist documents - So you want to be a Pilot, Smoke Fire and Fumes in Transport Aircraft [SAFITA] to name just two. 

In the past year a number of the founding members of the Group passed on, leaving only 5 of the original number remaining. It was decided that in the 25th year of the FOG a Lecture should be should be given to commemorate the Founding of the FOG, and that be a yearly occurrence.

View the Lecture Flyer here.

All RAeS Lectures are free to attend and we welcome both Members and Non Members. To RSVP, please click the Register button under Key Details and log in to your profile or create a user account. Alternatively, send your name and contact details to conference@aerosociety.com to reserve your place.


For more information on the FOG conference, please view the dedicated event page here.

Speaker Details

Dr Kathy Abbott FRAeS, Chief Scientific and Technical Scientific Advisor, Flight Deck Human Factors, Federal Aviation Administration

Dr Kathy Abbott FRAeS, Chief Scientific and Technical Scientific Advisor, Flight Deck Human Factors, Federal Aviation Administration


Dr Kathy Abbott FRAeS, has over 35 years of experience specialising in aviation human factors. 

She currently serves as the Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Flight Deck Human Factors to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on human performance and human error, systems design and analysis, flight crew training/qualification, and flight crew operations and procedures. 

Dr. Abbott has led the integration of human engineering into FAA/international regulatory material and policies. She has been involved extensively in accident, incident, and other safety data analysis. She serves as the FAA liaison to industry and other government and international agencies dealing with human factors.

Location Details

Royal Aeronautical Society