RESIDUAL ATTENTION AS A PREDICTOR OF PILOT PERFORMANCE

Residual attention is important in flying because it allows the pilot to perform the cognitive activities of flying, such as navigation, concurrently with the motor acts of flying. Because residual attention appears to contribute to operational success, a reliable measure of residual attention may be a valuable selection device for flight training. Sixteen student pilots performed a task combination designed to measure residual attention. Scores on this combination were correlated with performances on flight checks administered periodically during flight training. The multiple correlation between performances on the flight checks and the task combination increased as students progressed through flight training. The usefulness of residual attention as a predictor of pilot-performance is discussed.

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    Human Factors Society

    Johns Hopkins University Press
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21218
  • Authors:
    • Damos, D L
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 435-440
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM