ERIC Number: ED164963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Contributions of Platform Motion to Simulator Training Effectiveness: Study II--Aerobatics. Interim Report for Period March 1976-November 1977.
Martin, Elizabeth L.; Waag, Wayne L.
A transfer-of-training design was used to evaluate the contributions of simulator training with synergistic six-degrees-of-freedom platform motion to aerobatic skills acquisition in the novice pilot. Thirty-six undergraduate pilot trainees were randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups: motion, no-motion, and control. Those in the control group received standard preflight/flightline instructions. Experimental subjects received five sorties in the advanced simulator for pilot training (ASPT), covering instruction on basic and advanced aerobatic tasks. All students received a fixed number of repetitions per task. Student performance in ASPT was evaluated periodically throughout pretraining using instructor pilot (IP) ratings for overall task performance and of special data cards. Airborne performance was evaluated by the flightline instructor pilot using the same data card format used during the ASPT phase. Findings were (1) using IP ratings, no differences in motion and no-motion groups' performance emerged, (2) using special data cards, no consistent differences emerged between motion and no-motion groups, (3) significant learning occurred during simulator training for both groups, (4) experimental groups performed significantly better in the T-37 than did the control group, and (5) no significant differences emerged in T-37 performance between motion and no-motion groups. (Author/CSS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Williams AFB, AZ. Flying Training Div.
Identifiers: Advanced Simulation for Pilot Training; Air Force; United States