Accession Number : ADA292961

Title :   Development of Qualification Guidelines for Personal Computer-Based Aviation Training Devices.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Williams, Kevin W. ; Blanchard, Robert E.

PDF Url : ADA292961

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Recent advances in the capabilities of personal computers have resulted in an increase in the number of flight simulation programs made available as Personal Computer-Based Aviation Training Devices (PCATDs). The potential benefits of PCATDs have been recognized by researchers and software/hardware developers alike. The purpose of this report is twofold: (1) present a conceptual approach based upon human learning principles and available flight training data for use in the development and evaluation of PCATDs; and (2) provide a detailed technical plan for an initial effort to develop and test guidelines for assessing the use of PCATDs in a training curriculum of a flight school conducted in accordance with the regulations stated in FAR Part 141.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *FLIGHT TRAINING, *FLIGHT SIMULATION, EDUCATION, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, QUALIFICATIONS, MICROCOMPUTERS, APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, INSTRUCTIONS, LEARNING.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Aircraft Operations
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE