General Aviation Pilots Transition to Advanced Cockpit Technologies and Adult Learning

John A. Kolmos

Abstract


Pilots for many years have received training on the round instrument gauges. Can they now safely make the transfer to the new cockpit technologies? Studies show a cognitive deficit with pilots over the age of 40 making transitions to these advanced cockpits. Older pilots as well as older adult learners in general absorb and retain information differently than our younger counterparts. The training and instructional programs are now geared towards a one size fits all. According to the literature, problems seem to surface affecting older pilots. This article addresses these concerns.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22488/okstate.19.100208

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