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The Effects of Training and Flight Director Use on Pilot Monitoring Performance: A Sensemaking Approach  (2022)
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The need for improved pilot monitoring and awareness has been widely recognized, and training is a possible intervention. Based on our sensemaking-model of monitoring, we identified key properties of monitoring flight path. We designed scenarios with associated behavioral markers that provide measures of monitoring performance and a short training module emphasizing our proactive, anticipatory view of monitoring. Nineteen first officers from a major U.S. airline participated in the training study. Each pilot flew in a simulator pretraining session, participated in a training session, and flew in a simulator post-training session. We found modest but significant improvements in monitoring. The study collected video, simulator, and eye-tracking data and also manipulated whether the Flight Director was on or off. Limitations and future directions are discussed.
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Director, Effects, Flight, Monitoring, Performance, Pilot, sensemaking, Training
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NASA/TM–20220005742
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