May 2017 Newsletter

Best Doctoral Dissertation related to Aerospace Human Factors

“Stanley N. Roscoe Award” for Jet Advisors Founder

Contributing to the general aviation industry’s safety culture with a doctoral dissertation on factors influencing pilot error, Jet Advisors® Founder Kevin O’Leary, who recently earned a Ph.D. in Aviation degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) has just been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Aerospace Human Factors Association’s Stanley N. Roscoe Award.

Roscoe was known for pioneering the application of flight and simulator experiments to the design of flight controls and displays at the Hughes Aircraft Company (1952-1969), as well as contributing to the designs of the Northrop F-89, the Convair F-102 and F-106, and the Lockheed YF-12 airplanes and the TOW missile manual control system. In his memory, the Aerospace Human Factors Association (a constituent organization of the Aerospace Medical Association) annually presents the Stanley N. Roscoe Award for the best doctoral dissertation in an area related to aerospace human factors

O’Leary accepted this prestigious award and honorarium during the Aerospace Medical Association’s 88th Annual Meeting on May 1st, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.