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Pilot Survey

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:06 am
by rchapin
Hello pilots,

I am an aviation student at Eastern Michigan University.

I need to survey a "large number" of pilots for a research assignment that's due on November 10. Your answers to this short survey would be very helpful.

Go To My Pilot Survey
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RH79CXZ

Please check that out if you can help.

Thanks,
Robert

RE: Pilot Survey

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:50 pm
by tb727
Quoting rchapin (Thread starter):

I am an aviation student at Eastern Michigan University.

Anything to help out a fellow Eagle!

RE: Pilot Survey

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:52 pm
by rchapin
Quoting tb727 (Reply 1):
Anything to help out a fellow Eagle!

Wow, awesome  

26 pilots responded so far.   Keep em coming. The more the merrier!

RE: Pilot Survey

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:31 pm
by Fly2HMO
Responded. What an odd survey might I add.

RE: Pilot Survey

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:07 pm
by rchapin
Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 3):
Responded. What an odd survey might I add.

Thank you for participating.  

Feel free to ask me about any oddities.

RE: Pilot Survey

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:49 am
by Fly2HMO
Quoting rchapin (Reply 4):

Feel free to ask me about any oddities.

Well it just seemed like mostly random questions. Couldn't really make out what was the purpose of it.

Also, it wouldn't hurt to add the other licenses as well, you were missing ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI etc etc (yes I was too lazy to type in the "other" field   )

RE: Pilot Survey

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:05 am
by rchapin
Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 5):
Well it just seemed like mostly random questions. Couldn't really make out what was the purpose of it.

This is good because the questions won't lead or bias your thinking. The "purpose" is to collect some honest answers that I can present in the context of the hypotheses that I am testing. The results may confirm or refute some common beliefs.

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 5):
Also, it wouldn't hurt to add the other licenses as well, you were missing ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI etc etc (yes I was too lazy to type in the "other" field   )

This is just a matter of keeping it simple. When I look at the results of the question about long haul flights, the CFI isn't as relevant as private vs. commercial.

ATP is already included. You can look back and change your answer. Did you mean A&P?

RE: Pilot Survey

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:13 am
by Fly2HMO
Quoting rchapin (Reply 6):

This is good because the questions won't lead or bias your thinking. The "purpose" is to collect some honest answers that I can present in the context of the hypotheses that I am testing. The results may confirm or refute some common beliefs.

Ah, reverse psychology. Smart man.

Quoting rchapin (Reply 6):

ATP is already included. You can look back and change your answer. Did you mean A&P?

O really? Guess I forgot. Disregard.   

RE: Pilot Survey

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:39 am
by AAR90
Quoting rchapin (Reply 4):
Feel free to ask me about any oddities.

#3 - miles to "base airport." I have 5 "base airports" that I am responsible for. Obviously the distance varies, but there is no option for various or multiple distances (I avoid LAX if at all possible).

#4 - minutes to clear security. Probably better to as AVERAGE minutes to clear security. Depending upon the airport and the personnel on duty, it can vary from a couple of minutes to 15 or more minutes.

RE: Pilot Survey

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:09 pm
by rchapin
Quoting AAR90 (Reply 8):
I have 5 "base airports"

Is that like not having a base airport?   I'm just looking for how much of a commute is involved.

RE: Pilot Survey

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:19 pm
by AAR90
Quoting rchapin (Reply 9):
Is that like not having a base airport?

Probably, but that is because we don't have a "base airport." In AA's system the LAX Crew Base is the administrative designation; however, "LAX based" pilots are responsible for trips that start/end at the "Satellite" crew bases: LAX, ONT, LGB, SNA and SAN.

Quoting rchapin (Reply 9):
I'm just looking for how much of a commute is involved.

Depending upon the time of day, day of the week & satellite base, my commute can be anywhere between 25 minutes and 4+ hours. That is just the drive times to the parking lots. Transit time from parking lot to inside the terminal can be an additional 5 to 45+ minutes.

RE: Pilot Survey

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:34 pm
by rchapin
Quoting AAR90 (Reply 10):
Depending upon the time of day, day of the week & satellite base, my commute can be anywhere between 25 minutes and 4+ hours.

Ah! If you're not required to "touch base" then put the average one-way distance for a drive to work.  

RE: Pilot Survey

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:48 pm
by lowrider
Quoting rchapin (Reply 4):
Feel free to ask me about any oddities.

With regards to the base airport question, there are several carriers that home base pilots. We simply airline to where the plane is and start our trip there. I used an average number, but in reality, I could start my trip 300 miles away one month,
and travel 3000 miles back home at the end of the trip. I simply put in an average number.

RE: Pilot Survey

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:37 pm
by rchapin
Quoting Lowrider (Reply 12):
We simply airline to where the plane is and start our trip there. I used an average number

The average is good.  

RE: Pilot Survey

Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:38 pm
by rchapin
I am uncertain if I will be able to leave the survey open after this weekend, so I'm giving it a weekend bump.  Smile Ideally, I would like to keep it open until the final drafts are due near the end of the month. However, drafts are also due this coming Tuesday and Wednesday.

[Edited 2010-11-06 16:39:08]

RE: Pilot Survey

Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:02 am
by rchapin
The survey was a huge success and is now closed.

186 helpful pilots submitted survey answers!

I will post the results in a new thread in mid December when the analysis and drafts are complete.

Thanks again everyone!

RE: Pilot Survey

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:23 am
by XFSUgimpLB41X
I believe I took it before it was deleted on APC. Hope it helped and look forward to see what your final outcome is.