Accession Number:

AD0784888

Title:

Uses of a Visual Landing System in Primary Flight Training,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV SAVOY AVIATION RESEARCH LAB

Report Date:

1973-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

An exploratory study was made to determine the potential usefulness of a visual landing system in a primary flight training program and to determine design and instructional changes which may be necessary to optimize the landing trainer. Thirty-eight flight-naive student-subjects were divided into three groups, each receiving a different type of simulator landing instruction Visual Landing System VLS, Standard GAT-1 SG, and Control C. The criterion was three consecutive unassisted landings in a Cherokee 140. The primary measure was flight instruction time needed to reach criterion. Comments from flight instructors and students demonstrated an attitude of high optimism concerning the potential of the VLS as an aid to teaching landings. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE