Aviation instruction and training

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Ashgate, 1993 - Transportation - 490 pages
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In both general aviation and airline transport there is evidence of an emergent awareness of the importance of instruction in training. The demands of technological change, growing needs for pilots at a time when the pool of experienced applicants is diminishing and growing recognition of the importance of human factors to aviation safety are straining the ability of traditional training to cope. There is a growing recognition by management of the contribution of ground and airborne instruction to the efficient operation of aviation in a variety of contexts.The book shows how professionals in the aviation industry and academic researchers complement each other in their pursuit of more effective and efficient flight training and instruction. Theory and practice each have a contribution to make. The contributions are thus drawn from regulatory authorities, airlines, universities, colleges, flying schools, the armed services and private practice. Such a mix brings differences in approach, style and argument showing both the variety and common aims in the emerging profession of flight instruction.The material is presented in a closely coordinated structure of four main sections: Aptitude testing, selection and licensing; Approaches to pilot training; Ab initio pilot training and instruction; In-service pilot training. It is the first publication of its kind dedicated to aviation instruction and training; it gives a balance of practitioner/industry viewpoint and academic/researcher input and it shows contemporary practice and theory.Readers will thus gain a number of benefits, viewed from various perspectives including an insight into major airline training methods, new knowledge of alternatives in instruction and training and a source and/or means of solving training problems. There are also insights into the ways in which ground schools and theory can be integrated with flying programmes. The readership includes professional specialists and managers in colleges and universities and flying schools; in airline training departments; as well as individual flying instructors, training captains and senior pilots.

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Approaches to Pilot Training
3
Aptitude Testing Selection and Licensing
9
Aptitude testing and selection in aviation
34
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