The ability to record and monitor flight data in primary training aircraft has dramatically changed in the last decade. By taking advantage of digital data recording equipment on single engine aircraft, the implementation of Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) programs is now feasible for non-airline operations. The integration of FOQA data into training and evaluation will provide multiple opportunities for utilization of this data in a variety of applications. Differences between the operational environments of airlines and collegiate training programs must be addressed if FOQA is to be properly integrated into a collegiate training environment. Through interviews of key university, technology, and regulatory personnel, protocols will be developed that will aid in the establishment of a collegiate FOQA program.
Vala, L. M.,
Nolan, M. S.,
Dillman, B. G.,
& Young, J. P.
(2011). Use of Digital Performance Data in the Flight Training Environment. 16th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 172-177.