Title

Effectiveness of PC-Based Flight Simulation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1994

Abstract

PC-based flight-simulation effectiveness was analyzed through a transfer-of-learning study. Sixty college students with no previous flight experience performed a designated-aircraft maneuver. Thirty of the subjects were trained in a computer-based training device (CBTD) before flying; the remaining 30 were taken directly to the aircraft. Chi-square and t test analyses on the data revealed a statistical advantage at the. 01 level of confidence for the CBTD-trained experimental group, which performed significantly better than the control group. The CBTD chosen for this study was AzureSoft's Electronic Instrument Flight Rules Environment (ELITE), run on a Zenith personal computer. Cessna 150 and 152 aircraft were used for the flight portion of the study. The incorporation of CBTDs in flight training is recommended because they have the potential for reducing the amount of hours spent in the airplane. © 1994, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

Journal Title

The International Journal of Aviation Psychology

Volume

4

Issue

3

First Page

285

Last Page

291

DOI

10.1207/s15327108ijap0403_5

First Department

Aviation

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