Cognitive Workload as a Predictor of Student Pilot Performance

  • Nathan F. Tilton
  • Ronald Mellado Miller
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5639)

Abstract

This study examined the relationship between cognitive task load and performance in pilot training in a civilian pilot training program. It was found that the NASA task load index was indicative of training success, with the most successful pilot trainees showing the most cognitive task load and vice versa for those performing poorly. The implications for this finding are discussed as is their relation to possible advantages to military pilot trainees over their civilian counterparts.

Keywords

task load cognition TLX aviation training civilian military 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathan F. Tilton
    • 1
  • Ronald Mellado Miller
    • 2
  1. 1.Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.Brigham Young University-HawaiiLaieUSA

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