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Helicopter Trainee Performance Following Synthetic Flight Training

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In a study to determine whether the use of a synthetic helicopter flight training device would improve the subsequent primary flight performance of trainees at the U. S. Army Primary Helicopter School, two groups were trained to “fly” a captive helicopter mounted on a ground effects machine. The device had the approximate handling characteristics of a free‐flying vehicle, yet it allowed the trainees to obtain “aeronautical experience” not otherwise possible at their level of training.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: July 1, 1966

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  • The Journal of the American Helicopter Society is the world's only scientific journal dedicated to vertical flight technology. It is a peer-reviewed technical journal published quarterly by AHS International and presents innovative papers covering the state-of-the-art in all disciplines of rotorcraft design, research and development. (Please note that AHS members receive significant discounts on articles and subscriptions.)

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