Flight Safety & Human Performance Research


Research Project: The Effects of a Stark Transition from Digital to Analog Flight Instruments Study (Whitehurst & Rantz).

The purpose of this study is to determine (a) if there are technical skills performance or situational awareness degradation for pilots who have only experienced digital flight instrumentation when exposed to analog instrumentation for the first time, and (b) if any degradation exists, how many analog instrument practice sessions are required to re-establish the pilot’s previous technical/SA skill level.

Digital to Analog: A Stark Transition Presentation


The view from the rear of the Cessna 182 PC-ATD.

PC-ATD is located in Dr. Van Houten's lab in Wood Hall. Obervation and data collection station is in an adjacent control room.