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Human Performance Visual Illusions Awareness Flight Operations Briefing Notes " Visual " Factors % of Events Night time 75 % Low visibility 70 % IMC 59 % Darkness or twilight 53 % Non-ILS approach 53 % Precipitation (rain or snow) 50 % Visual approach 30 % Visual illusions or spatial disorientation 21 % Absence of : - letdown navaid - approach / runway lighting - VASI / PAPI 21 % ( Source – Flight Safety Foundation 1998 – 2000 ) Table 1 " Visual " Factors in Approach-and-Landing Events Page 2 of 15

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