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The performance of standard vertical S-1 flight maneuvers by student U.S. Naval helicopter pilots.
Aviat Space Environ Med. 2001 Jul; 72(7):606-16.AS

Abstract

BACKGROUND

During flight training, student U.S. Naval helicopter pilots learn the use of flight instruments through a prescribed series of simulator training events. We recorded the training flights of 76 student U.S. Naval helicopter pilots undergoing the simulator phase of basic flight instrument training. From the final basic instrument simulator flight, the Vertical S-I (VS) flight maneuver, a standard flight maneuver required of the students, was selected for analysis. This maneuver was chosen because the ideal performance was well described.

METHODS

The training simulator is the 2B42 training device, a 6 degrees of freedom, motion-based, high-fidelity instrument trainer. The quality of the flight performance of the cohort of student aviators executing the VS was described using objective measures of deviation from the ideal flight path. The measures included air speed, altitude, and heading average error from target values and standard deviations.

RESULTS

The distributions of these scores for the 76 student pilots were described and used to calculate a composite score that summarized a student's overall performance of the maneuver. The worst four, the best four, and a group of four average pilots were identified from their composite scores and their relative performance was compared.

CONCLUSIONS

A graphical summary of each pilot's flight performance was developed, and from this performance summary a pattern became evident that suggested that differences in performance levels were related to the use of flight instruments.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Pensacola, FL 32508-1046, USA. temme@namrl.navy.milNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11471903

Citation

Temme, L A., et al. "The Performance of Standard Vertical S-1 Flight Maneuvers By Student U.S. Naval Helicopter Pilots." Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, vol. 72, no. 7, 2001, pp. 606-16.
Temme LA, Chapman F, Still DL. The performance of standard vertical S-1 flight maneuvers by student U.S. Naval helicopter pilots. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2001;72(7):606-16.
Temme, L. A., Chapman, F., & Still, D. L. (2001). The performance of standard vertical S-1 flight maneuvers by student U.S. Naval helicopter pilots. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 72(7), 606-16.
Temme LA, Chapman F, Still DL. The Performance of Standard Vertical S-1 Flight Maneuvers By Student U.S. Naval Helicopter Pilots. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2001;72(7):606-16. PubMed PMID: 11471903.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The performance of standard vertical S-1 flight maneuvers by student U.S. Naval helicopter pilots. AU - Temme,L A, AU - Chapman,F, AU - Still,D L, PY - 2001/7/27/pubmed PY - 2002/1/5/medline PY - 2001/7/27/entrez SP - 606 EP - 16 JF - Aviation, space, and environmental medicine JO - Aviat Space Environ Med VL - 72 IS - 7 N2 - BACKGROUND: During flight training, student U.S. Naval helicopter pilots learn the use of flight instruments through a prescribed series of simulator training events. We recorded the training flights of 76 student U.S. Naval helicopter pilots undergoing the simulator phase of basic flight instrument training. From the final basic instrument simulator flight, the Vertical S-I (VS) flight maneuver, a standard flight maneuver required of the students, was selected for analysis. This maneuver was chosen because the ideal performance was well described. METHODS: The training simulator is the 2B42 training device, a 6 degrees of freedom, motion-based, high-fidelity instrument trainer. The quality of the flight performance of the cohort of student aviators executing the VS was described using objective measures of deviation from the ideal flight path. The measures included air speed, altitude, and heading average error from target values and standard deviations. RESULTS: The distributions of these scores for the 76 student pilots were described and used to calculate a composite score that summarized a student's overall performance of the maneuver. The worst four, the best four, and a group of four average pilots were identified from their composite scores and their relative performance was compared. CONCLUSIONS: A graphical summary of each pilot's flight performance was developed, and from this performance summary a pattern became evident that suggested that differences in performance levels were related to the use of flight instruments. SN - 0095-6562 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11471903/The_performance_of_standard_vertical_S_1_flight_maneuvers_by_student_U_S__Naval_helicopter_pilots_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/veteransandmilitaryhealth.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -