MONOCULAR VISION AND LANDING PERFORMANCE IN GENERAL AVIATION PILOTS: CYCLOPS REVISITED

Thirteen low-time, but current, private pilots flew 18 monocular landings (with an eyepatch placed over the non-dominant eye during the downwind leg) and 18 normal binocular landings. To assure equal effort under both conditions, pilots were told that they were in a spot landing contest with from 200 to 40 in prizes awarded on the basis of total accuracy on both monocular and binocular trials. No pilot was familiar with any prior research regarding monocular/binocular landing ability. Monocular landings were as accurate as binocular landings, but monocular approaches were flown higher/steeper, those landings tended to be longer and harder, the pilots judged them to be poorer, and they reported greater anxiety during the monocular landings. Evidence to date suggests that both high-time and low-time pilots can land as accurately monocularly (not better) but that monocular approaches and landings are flown differently.

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    Human Factors Society

    Johns Hopkins University Press
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21218
  • Authors:
    • Grosslight, J H
    • Fletcher, H J
    • Masterton, R B
    • Hagen, R
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 27-33
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM