Accession Number:

AD0723785

Title:

A Study of the Effect of Time on the Instrument Skill of the Private and Commercial Pilot

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

PARKS COLL OF AERONAUTICAL TECHNOLOGY EAST ST LOUIS IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

Seventy pilots who have had their licenses from six months to nine years were used as subjects. Results show that there is an apparent decline in instrument proficiency with time for both the private and commercial pilot. During this project, the proficiency deficit was regained with an average of 2- 12 hours flight instruction plus 50 minutes ground instruction for the private pilot, and 1-12 hours flight instruction and 25 minutes ground instruction for the commercial pilots. Equations were determined statistically which permit a prediction of the instrument skill of both the private and commercial pilots. This predicted score, together with the requirement that a pilot have at least 1.5 hoursyear of instrument experience, indicated in sixty-nine of the seventy subjects, whether the pilot would be required to have additional instrument instruction. Curves are provided which, when used in conjunction with the predicted score, yield statistical approximations for the instruction time required to return the pilot to the level of instrument skill equivalent to the average pilot. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE