STUDY, ASSESSMENT OF PILOT PROFICIENCY.
DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES INC DARIEN CONN
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The study examined utility of various objective scoring devices used in an OFT Operational Flight Trainer for purposes of augmented feedback to student pilot and for assessment of pilot proficiency. Results indicate that augmented feedback based on objective scores heighten performance in OFT that scores of proper sequencing of procedures, control of aircraft to prescribed settings, and response time to unexpected situations are independent measures of pilot skill and that these scores are predictive of proficiency at landing the aircraft. However, the association between OFT measures and flight measures is complex and seems to depend upon an adequate correspondence between OFT and real flight conditions. It is inferred that for adequate training and assessment, the student in the OFT should experience the plurality of events that can occur in real flight missions. Author
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