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Attitude Indicator Format

Attitude Indicator Format A simulator study investigated the consequences of atransition between two alternative formats of the attitude indictor in aircraftcockpits, the moving-horizon and moving-aircraft format. Two groups of novicespracticed performing two flight tasks (flight-path tracking and recovery fromunusual attitudes) with one attitude-indicator format for six practice sessions,before transitioning to the other format. The results show that, after practice,participants were able to perform both tasks equally well with bothattitude-indicator formats. However, the number of reversal errors in therecovery task increased considerably when transitioning from the moving-aircraftto moving-horizon format. No such effect emerged for the other direction. Thissuggests that the former transition is more difficult and represents a possiblerisk for flight safety. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors American Psychological Association

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2019 Hogrefe Publishing
ISSN
2192-0923
eISSN
2192-0931
DOI
10.1027/2192-0923/a000168
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Abstract

A simulator study investigated the consequences of atransition between two alternative formats of the attitude indictor in aircraftcockpits, the moving-horizon and moving-aircraft format. Two groups of novicespracticed performing two flight tasks (flight-path tracking and recovery fromunusual attitudes) with one attitude-indicator format for six practice sessions,before transitioning to the other format. The results show that, after practice,participants were able to perform both tasks equally well with bothattitude-indicator formats. However, the number of reversal errors in therecovery task increased considerably when transitioning from the moving-aircraftto moving-horizon format. No such effect emerged for the other direction. Thissuggests that the former transition is more difficult and represents a possiblerisk for flight safety.

Journal

Aviation Psychology and Applied Human FactorsAmerican Psychological Association

Published: Jan 1, 2019

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