Novel Mixed Reality Use Cases for Pilot Training

Harald Schaffernak*, Birgit Moesl, Wolfgang Vorraber, Michael Holy, Eva-Maria Herzog, Robert Novak, Ioana Victoria Koglbauer

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This study explored novel mixed reality (MR) use cases for pilot training using a mix of methods rooted in the general innovation theory of dynamic capabilities. The aim was to identify areas of improvement for various aspects of the flight training based on MR, in a socially and economically sustainable manner. Multiple surveys and workshops have been conducted with flight instructors, administrative staff, pilots and student pilots. The main result of this study is a systematic identification of the three most promising MR use cases: interactive theory training, cockpit procedure, and outside check training. These results are important because they inform the development of technical didactic tools for pilot training. The applicability of MR technologies to accommodate diverse user needs and preferences is addressed, while also considering aspects of economical sustainability
Original languageEnglish
Article number345
Number of pages18
JournalEducation Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing


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