Personal computer-based flight training devices
Abbreviated Journal Title
Int. J. Aviat. Psychol.
SKILL; Psychology, Applied
This article reviews the role of personal computer aviation training devices (PCATDs) in general aviation pilot training. A brief history of flight simulator development is provided, accompanied by a sampling of early research on the effectiveness of simulator training. PCATDs are described along with their more common interface devices. Next, an examination of the use of PC-based flight simulators in formal and informal flight training programs reveals some of the recent data validating their use. Special emphasis is paid to the use of PC-based flight simulators for the instruction of novices in how to fly and the training of pilots in the performance of instrument flight maneuvers. Then, the role fidelity plays in producing transfer from PC-based training devices is addressed. Finally, a case is made for researchers to provide the kind of data that regulatory agencies should use in determining the standards for certification of PCATDs in flight training programs. Finally, suggestions are made for improvement of future PC-based flight training devices.
International Journal of Aviation Psychology
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