Spatial disorientation resulting from one set of semicircular canals
movement in a different plane is called the
By themselves, proprioceptive illusions
probably do not occur.
may lead to a false perception of the true horizontal.
Although spatial disorientation cannot totally be prevented, you can
reduce the chance of disorientation by
delaying intuitive actions.
focusing your attention on a single object.
simultaneous reference to instruments and outside conditions.
avoiding fatigue, smoking, hypoglycemia, hypoxia and anxiety.
10. If a pilot experiences spatial disorientation he should not
delay intuitive actions.
attempt to cross-check all aircraft instruments.
attempt to fly using both inside and outside references.
transfer control because copilot will also be disoriented.