The introduction of glass cockpit aircraft to general aviation has received great interest from researchers over the past few years. However, little information is available on the actual effects of this transition on training syllabus completion. This study focuses on whether or not the transition from analog to glass cockpit aircraft in a university training fleet has affected instructor ability to properly train students as well as student success in flight training evaluations. Data analyzed included flight-training evaluations as well as a survey of current flight students. Findings suggest a relationship between successful flight training evaluations and the type of aircraft used.


general aviation, transition, advanced aircraft

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