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In academic air traffic control research, traffic scenarios are often repeated to increase the sample size and enable paired-sample comparisons, e.g., between different display variants. This comes with the risk that participants recognize scenarios and consequently recall the desired response. In this paper we provide an overview of mitigation techniques found in literature and conclude that ro-tating scenario geometries is most frequently used. The potential impact of these transformations on participant behavior, as described in this paper, is however not sufficiently addressed in most studies. As an example we, therefore, analyze previously collected eye tracking data from ten professional air traffic controllers, each presented with three repetitions in various rotations of several distinct scenarios. Results imply that researchers wishing to repeat scenarios should more carefully consider whether mitigation techniques might have an impact on their results.