Effectiveness of Ab Initio Flight Training Using Either Linked or Unlinked Primary-Axis Flight Controls

David J. Rees, Don Harris

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Twenty ab initio student pilots flew a scries of simulated approaches in either a linked or unlinked primary flight control configuration The results indicated that those pilots who performed the task in the unlinked configuration flew less smoothly than those in the linked condition and showed no evidence of skill acquisition, it is suggested that the physical linkage of the student's and instructor's primary flight controls is an important channel of communication that enhances skill development in trainee pilots.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-304
Number of pages14
JournalThe International Journal of Aviation Psychology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1995
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Applied Psychology
  • Education

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