Design and Evaluation of an Augmented Reality Application for Landing Training

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While the use of Augmented Reality (AR) for pilot support in military and commercial aviation is already established, the easier access to high-tech AR devices offers new possibilities to explore the usefulness of these technologies in General Aviation. Research shows that landing a light aircraft is one of the most difficult parts of the ab initio flight training. This is also an area considered to benefit from AR. For this exploratory study, an AR application was developed to support the landing approach on a flight simulator with a Flight Path Vector (FPV), altitude, air speed and a feedback-tool. Training effects are descriptively analyzed by comparing learners' self-evaluation and landing performance. This study provides first insights into the design, implementation, and evaluation of an AR application to support ab initio flight training. In addition, empirical data of the usefulness and limitations of the tested AR application in a flight simulator setting are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Interaction, Emerging Technologies and Future Applications IV - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationFuture Applications, IHIET – AI 2021
EditorsTareq Ahram, Redha Taiar, Fabienne Groff
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030732707
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event4th International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies: Future Applications: IHIET – AI 2021 - Strasbourg, France
Duration: 28 Apr 202130 Apr 2021

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1378 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


Conference4th International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies: Future Applications


  • Augmented reality
  • Aviation
  • Flight path vector
  • Flight simulation
  • Flight training
  • Human diversity
  • Landing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

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