ArticlesVolume 2, Issue 1
Among safety policies and protocols, which the civil aviation authorities anticipate in order to achieve and maintain prior involvement in monitoring and/or observing behavioral construction, there is a fundamental action. The authority requires to know whether a candidate has the base line capability of bearing and fulfilling the requirements of the physical and mental pressures of the job on student pilot candidate election programs. IATA’s pilot aptitude testing need and guidance declares that the student pilot candidate election programs should contain such parameters that a student pilot candidate must succeed through (IATA,2019). We operated a test protocol which was compatible with IATA’s demand of competence on a student pilot candidate. With the predetermined success rates of every test protocol battery, we provided results of the tests of spatial attention, with regarding to the feedback from personality test, spatial attention, spatial disorientation, perceptional focusing & memory, spatial aptitude, decision making under stress, team work & leadership. We analyzed the results of the tests and the spatial attention sufficiency requirement has the least success rate in the midst of basic abilities and sophisticated skills which a student pilot candidate has to have. Among the 78 student pilot candidates, 38 pilot candidates have failed from the pilot aptitude testing’s spatial attention sufficiency parameter.
In our institution, we started several programs three years ago to create and follow pilot trainers’ impact value and to find evidence to qualify all aspects of the training. Although the follow-up length of the study was determined to be five years, the COVID-19 pandemic circumstances forced us to analyze cumulated data for the past three years. The aim of the study was to test the hypothesis that the impact value of the trainer has a greater effect on students than the other parameters. What we found was not what we had expected. Meanwhile, we suggest that CBT is not the way to handle rational pilot training. EBT should be considered better and should be applied well in the training. We collected quite a lot of data to provide solid evidence.
The Direct Impact of a Flight Simulation Training Device on Student Pilot’s Flight Training : A SurveyThis survey analyzed data of student pilots who were trained in the flight simulation training device (FSTD) in our institute before their inflight trainings started. The data from the FSTD revealed three most frequent reasons for student pilot failure in the given tasks. Fails and retakes of FSTD training numbers indicate the most problematic areas that students should master prior to inflight training. For the survey, a questionnaire was given to eight flight instructors. It was found that, FSTD training advances students who are capable in checklist utilization and communication observed in their first five hours of inflight training. The resulting data shows that the use of the FSTD for flight training before student pilots’ inflight training starts is highly advantageous.