Accession Number : AD0753924

Title :   Development of Low-Cost Cockpit/Outside Time Sharing Training Equipment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 71-Jul 72,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s) : Crook,Warren G.

Report Date : NOV 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Ten certificated pilots were given time-sharing training using a low-cost visual in-cockpit device. Training sessions in a ground trainer with subsequent flight checks in an airplane showed marked improvement in cockpit/outside visual scanning and piloting proficiency. Pilots expressed favorable comments regarding use of the concept for student pilot training. Three pilot training schools also evaluated an in-cockpit aural signal signal device designed to prompt pilots to scan outside for other aircraft. The device received unfavorable comments from student pilots and flight instructors due to excessive amounts of annoyance and distraction, and was not recommended as a training aid. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRAINING DEVICES, *PILOTS), COCKPITS, TIME SHARING, VISUAL PERCEPTION, SCANNING, INTERFERENCE, COSTS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE