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automation may be over-emphasized in pilot evaluation (Issue #116) - In pilot evaluation there may be an overemphasis on automation skills to the extent that manual and non-automation-related cognitive skills are minimized. Pilots may therefore lack non-automated operations skills.

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  2. Evidence Type: Excerpt from Survey
    Evidence: 14 of the 30 (47%) respondents reported a 4 (= agree) or 5 (= strongly agree) with pc116 automation may be over-emphasized in pilot evaluation
    Strength: +2
    Aircraft: unspecified
    Equipment: automation
    Source: Lyall, E., Niemczyk, M. & Lyall, R. (1996). Evidence for flightdeck automation problems: A survey of experts. See Resource details

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  4. Evidence Type: Excerpt from Survey
    Evidence: 6 of the 30 (20%) respondents reported a 1 (=strongly disagree) or a 2 (=disagree) with pc116 automation may be over-emphasized in pilot evaluation
    Strength: -1
    Aircraft: unspecified
    Equipment: automation
    Source: Lyall, E., Niemczyk, M. & Lyall, R. (1996). Evidence for flightdeck automation problems: A survey of experts. See Resource details

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  6. Evidence Type: Excerpt from Observational Study
    Evidence: One pilot made the comment "when asked if skill deterioration was more of a problem with ADVTECH aircraft than with other airplanes they had flown (Orlady study): ... 'The automatics are so good and used so often because of the stress on using them. This starts with training because the FAA puts so much stress on it. It's about all they want to see.' " (page 11)
    Strength: +1
    Aircraft: unspecified
    Equipment: automation
    Source: Orlady, H.W. (1989). Training for advanced cockpit technology aircraft. In Proceedings of the Second Regional Safety Foundation Workshop sponsored by China Airlines and the Flight Safety Foundation, March 3-4, 1989, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. See Resource details

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  8. Evidence Type: Excerpt from Survey
    Evidence: "One captain who was interviewed made an interesting comment about proficiency checks. He said that throughout his career the FAA examiners had 'turned things off.' Now they insist that everything be turned on. The interviewee expressed the opinion that (even on proficiency checks) a pilot should be allowed the use or not use features and modes as he sees fit, a view consistent with the Weiner-Curry guidelines..." (page 174)
    Strength: +1
    Aircraft: B757
    Equipment: automation
    Source: Wiener, E.L. (1989). Human Factors of Advanced Technology ("Glass Cockpit") Transport Aircraft. NASA Contractor Report 177528. Moffett Field, CA: NASA Ames Research Center. See Resource details

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  10. Evidence Type: Excerpt from Survey
    Evidence: In response to question "1-5. What did you think of your training for the 757? What topics should you receive more/less emphasis? Any comments on training aids and devices that were used , or needed?" One pilot responded: "The training was good in the 757. I liked the crew concept, and the CPT training to learn the FMC before getting to the simulator. The point that should be stressed is that if automation isn't doing what you want it to do, turn the magic off and flying it like like any other plane. Too many checkrides are almost total automation checks. 2095" (page 68)
    Strength: +1
    Aircraft: B757
    Equipment: automation
    Source: Wiener, E.L. (1989). Human Factors of Advanced Technology ("Glass Cockpit") Transport Aircraft. NASA Contractor Report 177528. Moffett Field, CA: NASA Ames Research Center. See Resource details
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