IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

The Statistical Analysis of finding Optium Ratio between Real Aircraft and Simulator Flights: an application to army aviation

Listed author(s):
  • Altinok, Taner


    (Defense Sciences Institute of Turkish Military Academy in Ankara, Turkey)

  • Lafci, Aydin


    (Defense Sciences Institute of Turkish Military Academy in Ankara, Turkey)

  • Ersoz, Filiz


    (Defense Sciences Institute of Turkish Military Academy in Ankara, Turkey)

Flight training is a very complicated process. Including the full flight simulators makes this much more complicated, indeed supposed to make it easy. Flight simulators are very important devices, eliminating difficulties, cost and risks likely to be encountered in flight training. It is essential that simulators shall be used to decrease the cost and increase efficiency of trainings. However, flight simulator is not a unique solution, itself. For several reasons, real aircraft shall also be used, at this point, a hyhbrid solution must be established and an optimum training ratio between real aircraft and flight simulators is essential for decisive curriculum. The aim of the work is to find optimum usage ratio between real aircraft (helicopter is considered in this study) and flight simulators in Army Aviation training system. Hence, a field study questionnaire was developed and delivered to 145 experienced army helicopter pilots. The questionnaire consists of three parts. First, the demographic features, including flight qualifications and experiences of the pilots were figured out. In the second part, importance of simulators, their effectiveness, characteristics and pilots’ expectations were researched. Finally, optimum usage ratio between real aircraft and flight simulators was asked. The study population was established from different pilotage status and experience levels in order to set up the homogeneity. Data collected from the study population and subordinate topics in the questionnaire were delineated with factor analysis, ANOVA, reliability tests, Tukey’s test of additivity, Chi-square and some other statistical analysis in SPSS 11.0.

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL:
Download Restriction: no

Article provided by Institute for Economic Forecasting in its journal Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting.

Volume (Year): 4 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 15-25

in new window

Handle: RePEc:rjr:romjef:v:4:y:2007:i:2:p:15-25
Contact details of provider: Postal:
Casa Academiei, Calea 13, Septembrie nr.13, sector 5, Bucureşti 761172

Phone: 004 021 3188148
Fax: 004 021 3188148
Web page:

More information through EDIRC

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rjr:romjef:v:4:y:2007:i:2:p:15-25. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Corina Saman)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.