Accession Number : AD0784888

Title :   Uses of a Visual Landing System in Primary Flight Training,


Personal Author(s) : Young,Linda L. ; Jensen,Richard S. ; Traiche,Curtis W.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : An exploratory study was made to determine the potential usefulness of a visual landing system in a primary flight training program and to determine design and instructional changes which may be necessary to optimize the landing trainer. Thirty-eight flight-naive student-subjects were divided into three groups, each receiving a different type of simulator landing instruction: Visual Landing System (VLS), Standard GAT-1 (SG), and Control (C). The criterion was three consecutive unassisted landings in a Cherokee 140. The primary measure was flight instruction time needed to reach criterion. Comments from flight instructors and students demonstrated an attitude of high optimism concerning the potential of the VLS as an aid to teaching landings. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Flight training, *Aircraft landings, *Simulators, Visual perception, Training devices, Performance(Engineering), Test methods, Time studies, Modification

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE