The use of Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) programs has become more feasible for flight training in small single-engine aircraft. What has still to be determined is the total impact on pilot training quality through the utilization of digital data recording systems. With the introduction of FOQA, the standard instructor now has the capability to determine flight skills and abilities through digital data collection, and the effects on pilots’ perceptions needs to be identified. It is suspected that pilot’s awareness of FOQA data collection occurring during flight will have a similar effect on their performance. Survey analysis of student perceptions of the FOQA implementation process and the knowledge of the purpose and functionality of FOQA programs within the aviation industry. Surveys will be administered to students and instructors in the flight training program of a Part 61 training school.
Dillman, B. G.,
Vala, L. M.,
Bowen, E. E.,
& Nolan, M. S.
(2011). Perceptions of a Flight Operations Quality Assurance Programs in a Collegiate Environment. 16th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 583-588.