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Source: Pritchett, A.R. & Johnson, E.N. (1994). Vertical flight path mode awareness experimental study. Paper presented at the Training for Automation Workshop, NASA Ames Research Center, 24-25 Aug 1994.
Source Type:   Experiment
Synopsis: "Training for Automation Workshop NASA Ames Research Center August 24-25, 1994" This paper outlines the simulator study conducted to explore incidences occurring in A320 aircraft involving Vertical Speed Mode accidentally being selected instead of Flight Path Angle. The experiment used MIT Advanced Cockpit Simulator in Aeronautical Systems Lab and involved 12 subjects, 7 Captains and 5 First Officers. None of the subjects had had any flight experience in the A320.
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