Accession Number : ADA113576

Title :   The Effects of Pilot Experience of Acquiring Instrument Flight Skills. Phase II.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 81-Jan 82,

Corporate Author : EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIV DAYTONA BEACH FL

Personal Author(s) : Holmes,Charles W ; Childs,Jerry M

PDF Url : ADA113576

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 142

Abstract : Because of the relatively high involvement of low-time noninstrument rated general aviation pilots in fatal weather-related accidents, a study was undertaken by the FAA through a contract with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (E-RAU) to determine the relationship between total flight time and the ability to acquire instrument flying skills. Specifically, the study examined the feasibility of reducing the present 200-hour experience requirement (FAR 61.65) for an instrument rating. The results of the study indicated that a reduction in the 200-hour requirement should be considered. The study reported here extended the findings of that study to a more heterogeneous population, aircraft of greater complexity, and a training program conducted in a noninstitutional setting. Thirty-five low-time pilots of diverse ages and occupations completed an instrument training program conducted at the FAA Technical Center. Cessna 172 and Mooney M20 aircraft were used in training. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TRAINING, *PILOTS, *SKILLS, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *INSTRUMENT FLIGHT, TEACHING METHODS, TEST METHODS, FLIGHT TESTING, MANHOURS, FLIGHT MANEUVERS, RATINGS, PROFICIENCY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE