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Glass Cockpits At Aviation Universities. What Do Schools Use Them For?

Discussion in 'Collegiate Aviation' started by flyingsaluki1, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Boris Badenov

    Boris Badenov I believed in them, don't you believe in us?

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    Maybe they should start with steam, then glass, then reading comprehension.
     
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  2. scott_l

    scott_l Well-Known Member

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    Haha okay, I was just looking at his most recent post not the one before it.
     
  3. braunpilot

    braunpilot What day is it?

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    Why do I have to read? My iPad will talk to me every thing I know now. :)
     
  4. CirrusPilot

    CirrusPilot Well-Known Member

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    We use sr20's at Aerosim, though throught just about all our training with exception of solo cross countrys the MFD stays on the engine page and the 2 430's on any page but the map page. We still use the seminole and arrows with steam guages so the students get a good taste of how to operate both systems. Lets face it, it wont be long till steam guages are a thing of the past, that is if your flying professionally.
     
  5. gotWXdagain

    gotWXdagain Customized Member

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    IMHO the FAA should step up on this one, because Steam and Glass are vastly different animals, and there should at least be an endorsement, similar to the Additional Aircraft endorsements, for glass or steam, where you have to do certain tasks out of the Instrument PTS to receive the endorsement, that way, you have to demonstrate proficiency to a CFI prior to going up in the soup with no SA.
     
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  6. Bandit_Driver

    Bandit_Driver Gold Member

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    That is a training issue where they are enamored by the glass and can be overcome in a few lessons. Once the student learns to prioritize the wealth of info they have. They can easily adjust to how the info and trends are displayed. Take an all glass pilot and toss him in a six pack see how long you have to work with him to get him safe in the soup.
     
  7. bunk22

    bunk22 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a great Capstone project!
     
  8. z987k

    z987k Other Barry.

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    I believe they(I forget who) have already done some research on it.

    IIRC, it basically said given an hour or so behind either, pilots did fine as long as there were no failures. As soon as broke(AI), some people started having serious problems.... but these were mostly low time, like ppl only pilots.

    Also, I remember reading the the NTSB found that while glass slightly reduced the total number of accidents compared to steam, a higher percentage were fatal.
     
  9. Boris Badenov

    Boris Badenov I believed in them, don't you believe in us?

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    Really? I see more trainers than working airplanes with glass cockpits. Even the glass that I've flown professionally is considerably "less advanced" in many ways than a G1000.
     
  10. scott_l

    scott_l Well-Known Member

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    Bruce Chase has done research on it but I don't know where to find it.
     
  11. Dynasty22

    Dynasty22 Well-Known Member

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    The Aerosim college program starts on the 172 then Cirrus for instrument, Seminole for CAMEL, I think its Cirrus for addon, then CFI is split with Cessna/Arrow.
     
  12. durind

    durind Well-Known Member

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    Central Washington University just got our first glass piper warrior. We use only steam for all of private instrument and commercial and then allow students to get the experience of glass cockpit with the avidyne entegra during their multi engine rating in a piper seminole. Really do agree that starting out on steam before transitioning to glass helps develop a good instrument scan.
     
  13. Adler

    Adler Voice Activated Autothrottle

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    WMU uses it purely for recruitment. "this is a picture of our panels...this is a picture of a 747 panel....see it's nearly the same".
     
  14. Bandit_Driver

    Bandit_Driver Gold Member

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    Exaclty, I and others have talked to the Dean and it is like hitting our heads on a brick wall. They will sell the dream taht you will go from here to a fancy all glass airliner. For some yes, for the majority no.

    What do the majority of entry level pilots jobs have? Steam Gauges.

    What do a lot of cargo outfits have? Steam gagues

    What are the freighters that are going to be in use for a long time. 1900's, C-208, E-110's, C-310', 402's, 421's, Shorts, B727's, 737's 200/300's, Older MD-80's, Lear 20/30's, Falcon 20's,

    IF you are going to charge students 100K for an education then give them what they need to apply for any entry level position. I paid far less than that, learned on older equipment and believe my class got more for their money that what is being offered today.

    just .02 worth.
     
  15. poser765

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    This is what I had in mind when i saw this thread. Glass offers one hell of a gee wiz that grabs a potential student's attention. A G1000 172 is a better trainer...it's just a better marketing tool.
     
  16. spoolinup22

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    Yeah we are using them alot now for marketing. They have turned out to be pretty sweet. So far were using them in our advanced time builder (optional though), the first few hours of commercial training, and then in our CFI course (most likely so that when we get our CFI we already know how to use the G1000)

    While they are mainly being used for training, I got to take one up the other day for some "marketing" pictures. If I find the photographer I'll put the pics online!
     
  17. LeTourneauAviation

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    Resurrecting an old discussion here - but wanted to give an update on our training program of putting all private pilot training in back-to-basics tailwheel airplanes - the Citabria. We have been blown away with how well our flight students are now learning basic flight skills, how to land the airplane consistently and correctly, and how well they have done in the transition to glass for Instrument (into our Skyhawks). We started the all-tailwheel private pilot training about 1 year ago, and we have been extremely pleased with the results.
    If you are considering a school because of its commitment to all glass trainers and high end airplanes throughout the fleet - we would invite you to come visit LeTourneau University and have a flight in one of our Citabrias with an instructor here.
     
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  18. Zapphod Beblebrox

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    I have to agree with Bandit_Driver. Learn to fly the "6 pack" first and as expertly as possible. All you will develop with Glass is a good instrument "Stare." I have retired the last of the steam guage aircraft at my carrier and the move from Glass to steam guage is hard. It's simple the other way around.

    Learning the old way first will pay dividends later. While the skill will decay with a lack of use, it will come back quikcly if you were proficient to begin with. Can you picture a hold entry with just an RMI? We were taught to do it that way and at one time in my DC-9 days I was pretty good at it. I didn't have glass in my recent, now gone, B73 and visualization simply made what was published on the FMC confirm-able.

    Primary flight training should emphasize the basics and it also reinforces the limitations of what the instruments are telling you particularly pitot-static instruments. Whether it is a guage or a display it is still information taken from a pitot or static source and subject to the same limitations.
     
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  19. Bandit_Driver

    Bandit_Driver Gold Member

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    Just went from the Saab with a FMS back to a /A 727. Just like riding a bike and you just have to force yourself to keep the scan moving.
     
  20. N48302P

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    Does WMU have any steam gauges for training? or all glass? Just wondering.
     

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