The Retention of Manual Flying Skills in the Automated Cockpit

  title={The Retention of Manual Flying Skills in the Automated Cockpit},
  author={Stephen M. Casner and Richard W. Geven and Matthias P. Recker and Jonathan W. Schooler},
  journal={Human factors},
  volume={56 8},
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to understand how the prolonged use of cockpit automation is affecting pilots' manual flying skills. BACKGROUND There is an ongoing concern about a potential deterioration of manual flying skills among pilots who assume a supervisory role while cockpit automation systems carry out tasks that were once performed by human pilots. METHOD We asked 16 airline pilots to fly routine and nonroutine flight scenarios in a Boeing 747-400 simulator while we… CONTINUE READING
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