Accession Number:

ADA113576

Title:

The Effects of Pilot Experience of Acquiring Instrument Flight Skills. Phase II.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 81-Jan 82,

Corporate Author:

EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIV DAYTONA BEACH FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

142.0

Abstract:

Because of the relatively high involvement of low-time noninstrument rated general aviation pilots in fatal weather-related accidents, a study was undertaken by the FAA through a contract with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University E-RAU to determine the relationship between total flight time and the ability to acquire instrument flying skills. Specifically, the study examined the feasibility of reducing the present 200-hour experience requirement FAR 61.65 for an instrument rating. The results of the study indicated that a reduction in the 200-hour requirement should be considered. The study reported here extended the findings of that study to a more heterogeneous population, aircraft of greater complexity, and a training program conducted in a noninstitutional setting. Thirty-five low-time pilots of diverse ages and occupations completed an instrument training program conducted at the FAA Technical Center. Cessna 172 and Mooney M20 aircraft were used in training. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE