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Title An experiment to evaluate transfer of low-cost simulator-based upset-recovery training [electronic resource] / Rodney O. Rogers ... [et al.].

Imprint Washington, DC : Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Aviation Medicine, [2009]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  TD 4.210:09/5    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (iii, 14 p.) : ill.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 19, 2011).
"March 2009."
Type Of Report Final report.
Access Approved for public release.
Summary Many air transport training programs provide simulator-based upset-recovery instruction for company pilots. However, apparently no prior research exists to demonstrate that such training transfers to an airplane in flight. We report on two-phase FAA-funded research experiment to evaluate upset-recovery training transfer. In two separate training/testing evolutions involving two different general aviation aircraft, participant pilots were trained using low-cost desktop flight simulation, then subjected to serious in-flight upsets in an aerobatic airplane. Their performance in upset-recovery maneuvering was compared with the performance of control group pilots who received no upset-recovery training. Data collected during both flight testing periods suggest that simulator-based training improves a pilot's ability to recover an airplane from an upset. However, in the most important measure of upset maneuvering skills-minimizing altitude loss-trained pilots fell well short of the performance routinely achieveable by pilots experienced in all-attitude manuevering. We summarize prior related research, describe the experiments, present and analyze data collected during both flight testing periods, and advance recommendations for future upset maneuvering training. Although we conducted flight testing in a general aviation airplane, our research has important implications for heavy aircraft upset-recovery trainers.
Note "OK-09-0434-JAH."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 12-14).
Funding Performed by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute
Sponsored by the Office of Aerospace Medicine, Federal Aviation Administration DOT/FAA/AM-09/5
Subject Flight training -- United States.
Flight simulators.
Flight control -- Simulation methods -- Evaluation.
Air pilots -- Training of -- United States -- Evaluation.
Aviation medicine -- United States.
Transport aircraft.
Commercial and general aviation.
Flight simulators.
Statistical analysis.
Flight training.
Commercial aircraft.
Flight testing.
Low costs.
Added Author Rogers, Rodney O.
United States. Office of Aviation Medicine.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Civil Aerospace Medical Institute.
Other Form: Print version: Experiment to evaluate transfer of low-cost simulator-based upset-recovery training. (OCoLC)389026566
Standard No. DTICE ADA500290
Gpo Item No. 0431-E-04 (online)
Sudoc No. TD 4.210:09/5

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