ERIC Number: ED403449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
An Analysis of Student Programmatic Delays in Postsecondary Flight Training Programs: A National Study.
Bryan, Jon L.; Thuemmel, William L.
A study analyzed student delays in flight certification at 106 University Aviation Association (UAA) member postsecondary institutions. After a pilot survey of 5 institutions, questionnaires were mailed to the 101 remaining UAA administrators; 80 responses were returned. Correlations of items in the survey were analyzed and significant correlations determined. Pearson product-moment correlations were used for the correlation analysis. Approximately 88 percent of UAA postsecondary institutions that offered flight programs indicated that they were experiencing major or minor problems with delays in student progress. No trend was reported in the rate of flight student progress delays. No relationship was noted between the incidence of delays and the level of degree offered at the postsecondary institutions. The use of simulators or ground training devices was related to a reduction in major progress delays. No clear relationship could be established between institutional monitoring of flight student progress during the semester and a reduction in flight student progress delays. Weather, geographic location, instructor availability, instructor turnover, aircraft availability, and institutional financial and grading policies were not related to flight student training progression. (Contains 10 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Cincinnati, OH, December 5-8, 1996).