Access to affordable and effective flight-simulation training devices (FSTDs) is critical to safely train airline crews in aviating, navigating, communicating, making decisions, and managing flightdeck and crew resources. This paper provides an overview of the Federal Aviation Administration- Volpe Center Flight Simulator Human Factors Program examining the requirements for the qualification and use of FSTDs. We will summarize past research investigating the need for a full hexapod-platform motion system, describe regulatory and industry developments, and report on current activities.
Sparko, A. L.,
Jo, Y. J.,
& Go, T. H.
(2009). Effects of Visual, Seat, and Platform Motion During Flight Simulator Air Transport Pilot Training and Evaluation. 2009 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 373-378.