ERIC Number: ED026568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep-27
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General Aviation Pilot Education Program.
Cole, Warren L.
General Aviation Pilot Education (GAPE) was a safety program designed to improve the aeronautical education of the general aviation pilot in anticipation that the national aircraft accident rate might be improved. GAPE PROGRAM attempted to reach the average general aviation pilot with specific and factual information regarding the pitfalls of his contemporaries who were involved in aircraft accidents and what he could do to avoid them. The program employed statistical analyses, publications, programed training devices, speaking presentations, and surveys as the tools with which to administer the program. Aircraft accident analysis revealed that the majority of general aviation's mishaps were the product of ignorance, complacency, and inadequate flight training. The material developed and used was directed primarily to these areas. The program as presented was well received, and generally acclaimed as a realistic service long needed in the general aviation community. (The document includes photos and illustrations.) (author/ly)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Curriculum, Educational Needs, Equipment Maintenance, Flight Training, Instructional Materials, Lecture Method, Material Development, Participant Satisfaction, Program Descriptions, Programed Instruction, Research, Safety Education, Simulation, Surveys, Teaching Methods
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Authoring Institution: Flight Safety Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.