Accession Number : AD0755681

Title :   Study of Capabilities, Necessary Characteristics and Effectiveness of Pilot Ground Trainers. Volume 1. Main Text.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 70-Jun 71,

Corporate Author : LEAR SIEGLER INC LOS ANGELES CALIF SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Stanek,Peter

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 261

Abstract : An experiment was conducted to test the capabilities, necessary characteristics, and effectiveness of Pilot Ground Trainers in developing primary aeronautical skills, those maneuvers and procedures defined in Federal Air Regulations 61.37, 61.87, 61.117 and appropriate Flight Test Guides, limited to aircraft, single-engine, land. During the first phase of the experiment, 30 subjects were trained to proficiency under part 61.87, fifteen in aircraft only and fifteen in combined ground trainer and aircraft. During the next phase, 20 of the original 30 were trained to proficiency under 61.37 and 61.117, 10 in each group. A third phase of the experiment tested additional subjects in various procedures with varying levels of simulator capability. The results of the experiment show which maneuvers and procedures may be taught effectively and efficiently in a ground trainer. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLIGHT SIMULATORS, EFFECTIVENESS), PILOTS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), CIVIL AVIATION, AERONAUTICS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE