Comparison of platforms used in simulated session as a learning tool for instrument procedures training
Authors aim to analyze the requirements for the use of simulation technologies for the Air Traffic Pilot License Theory and, based on the selected, measured, and interpreted parameters, to compare the platforms used by the Czech Air Force. At the University of Defence, the simulation center is used as a support instrument. The objective of this paper is to determine the most appropriate flying platform for student-pilots when employing basic radionavigation theory. To verify the analysis, simulated student flights were carried out. The first group of approaches was performed on the simulated platform of the Zlin Z142 aircraft, and the second group on the L39 Albatros aircraft. Individual flights were statistically evaluated and compared. The parameters for comparison were the deviation of the flight altitude compared to the recommended approach altitude and the deviation of the heading compared to the final approach course. Statistical evaluation of the performed simulated flights was made by F-test and verified confirmed that to teach the theoretical subject of Radionavigation, a slower-flying Zlin Z-142 is more suitable. According to the results, the Z142 platform gives the student more time to observe a pilotage error and correct it before starting the final approach phase.
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