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Survey On Manual Flying In Airline Industry

Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:57 pm

Greetings fellow airliners.net members,

Really hoping there is some really nice pilots out there who could spare a minute or two and help me out completing this quick survey. It is mostly all ticky box and there is no need to put your name on it.
I am currently undertaking a degree in Air Transport Management and part of which involves me conducting a research topic. I am a first officer on a 737 and I have chosen to research a topic that is particular close to my heart, manual flying skills in the airline industry.

I have at this point not been able to come up with as many completed surveys as I need in order to compile a set of results.

You would greatly assist me if you could fill it in and either post it as reply or to me direct.

Your help and assistance is greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards and thanks in advance

Steve


Survey on Manual flying skills in the Airline Industry.

To aid me in my research study for my Air Transport Management Degree I am asking you to take a few minutes to fill out the survey questions below.

Please return completed surveys to me at stephensmartt@btinternet.com

Many Thanks

1. Manual flying skills are extremely relevant in today’s airline industry.
strongly agree□ agree□ neither agree nor disagree□ disagree□ strongly disagree□

2. If you disagree, briefly list your reasons
_________________________________
_________________________________
_________________________________

3. What are your total hours in flying (approx)


4. What type of aircraft do you fly?


5. How often do you manually fly the aircraft with flight director and auto throttle assistance?
YEARLY□ MONTHLY □ WEEKLY □ DAILY □
NEVER/LESS THAN ONCE A YEAR□



6. How often do you manually fly the aircraft in raw data (no flight director or auto throttle assistance?

YEARLY□ MONTHLY □ WEEKLY □ DAILY □
NEVER/LESS THAN ONCE A YEAR□

7. The standard of manual flying skills has diminished in the industry since you began flying.
strongly agree□ agree□ neither agree nor disagree□ disagree□ strongly disagree□

8. Manual flying skills should be improved and maintained in today’s airline industry

strongly agree□ agree□ neither agree nor disagree□ disagree□ strongly disagree□


9. This can be achieved by:

Training □ Changing attitudes□ Company rules □ Other (Please Specify)□_________

10. Airline companies should facilitate more practise and training to ensure that manual flying skills are kept current.
strongly agree□ agree□ neither agree nor disagree□ disagree□ strongly disagree□
11. A high level of competency in manual flying skills would benefit the industry
strongly agree□ agree□ neither agree nor disagree□ disagree□ strongly disagree□

12. If you disagree, briefly list your reasons
_________________________________
_________________________________
_________________________________
13. Maintaining a high level of manual flying skills would be costly for the airline industry
strongly agree□ agree□ neither agree nor disagree□ disagree□ strongly disagree□

14. A number of recent airline accidents/incidents could have been avoided if the pilots had been more proficient in manual flying skills
strongly agree□ agree□ neither agree nor disagree□ disagree□ strongly disagree□

15. If you agree, which ones might have been avoided in your opinion?



Thank you for your time and assistance.

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