In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the aviation industry. The regular day-to-day fight training routines have been altered for several reasons, including physical distancing requirements, disrupted training schedule, and the increased level of concern. Aviation educators will likely need to adapt their programs to optimize the learning experience, maintain effective safety delivery, and ensure competent graduates. The impact of the month-long break in fight training on the airmanship skills is also unaccounted for. This study surveyed collegiate aviation students to identify the COVID-19 shut down impacts on both their fight skill developments and the over-all collegiate degree progress. Specifically, the study investigates the significance of improving communication, being innovative, requiring collaboration and flexibility, and better planning within aviation education programs. The study also provides practical tips on how the aviation education programs can adapt to the the [sic] continuously evolving pandemic landscape.
Wu, X. O.,
& Shila, J. J.
(2021). COVID-19 Impacts on Collegiate Aviation Training. 96th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 104-109.