Accession Number : AD0619047

Title :   USING A GENERALIZED CONTACT FLIGHT SIMULATOR TO IMPROVE VISUAL TIME-SHARING.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for Jun 63-Dec 64,

Corporate Author : DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO INC LONG BEACH CALIF AIRCRAFT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Gabriel,Richard F. ; Burrows,Alan A. ; Abbott,Paul E.

Report Date : APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : Thirty Marine A-4 pilots were given eight carefully designed time-sharing training sessions in a simple, generalized visual flight simulator and then compared with a control group on performance in the highly specific A4 operational flight trainer equipped with a visual display. Results indicated improved ability to detect simulated mid-air collision hazards without compromising performance in the other flight tasks. Such training therefore is recommended as an aid in reducing the mid-air collision hazard. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLIGHT SIMULATORS, TRAINING DEVICES), (*TRAINING DEVICES, AVIATION SAFETY), (*AVIATION SAFETY, TRAINING DEVICES), AVIATION ACCIDENTS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, PILOTS, MARINE CORPS, SCHEDULING, MULTIPLE OPERATION, TRANSFER OF TRAINING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), OPTICAL SCANNING, VISUAL PERCEPTION, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, TRAINING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE