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A study of decision-making behavior of aircraft pilots deviating from a planned flightThis paper outlines an investigation into the worth structures of pilots facing a deviation from a planned flight. A 'paper and pencil' simulation was used to frame the situation into which pilots interjected their own decision making skills in a simple ranking of candidate diversion airports with varying locational, navigational aid, radar and weather attributes. Using the conjoint measurement technique, attribute worth functions of 30 pilots were constructed. It was discovered that systematic differences in the worth functions of the pilots did not occur as a result of dividing the pilot sample according to any measure of flight hour experience. However, differences were found when the pilot sample was grouped according to grade of pilot certificate, type of pilot training, and type of flying most commonly done.
Document ID
19820062727
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Flather, G. W., II (Mitre Corp. McLean, VA, United States)
Giffin, W. C. (Mitre Corp. McLean, VA, United States)
Rockwell, T. H. (Ohio State University Columbus, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1981
Subject Category
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS2-10047
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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