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Roy Caligan
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#1 Posted: 11/10/2009 07:22:57

Hi everyone,

 

My name is Roy Caligan and I am a graduate student at Embry-Riddle. I am conducting an aviation research project, and Hal was kind enough to let me invite this group to be a part of it.

The goal of the project is to determine whether the number of hours needed to solo can predict future performance in training. To find out, I built an anonymous survey where pilots can detail their primary flight training experiences. If you would like to participate, all you will need is your logbook and five minutes of free time.

You can access the survey at http://aviationsurvey.olivetreesolutions.com.

Almost anyone who learned to fly airplanes is eligible to take the survey. I would like to receive around 400 responses by December 1, so I am promoting the survey here and on a few other forums.

Thanks in advance for your help! Also, if you have any questions about the research, or myself, feel free to ask.

Roy Caligan



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#2 Posted: 11/10/2009 07:42:32

Survey completed.  Good luck and if possible it would be interesting to see some of your results at the end of the project.



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#3 Posted: 11/10/2009 08:10:11

Completed!  Good luck with your research.  It will be interesting to see the results.

Cheers!

Joe



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#4 Posted: 11/10/2009 08:33:15

Completed.  I'd also be interested in seeing the results.  Maybe you could post them here?

 



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#5 Posted: 11/10/2009 10:38:43

I'm done - and echo everyone's comments above. Good luck, Roy!



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#6 Posted: 11/10/2009 21:26:59

Survey complete!



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#7 Posted: 11/10/2009 21:53:18

Completed - Good luck



Roy Caligan
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#8 Posted: 11/11/2009 01:23:26

Thanks to everyone who has helped so far! I'm planning on collecting responses for the next few weeks, and the final report should be complete by April.

 

Roy



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#9 Posted: 11/11/2009 07:54:06

Roy - This thought just hit me but it is probably too late to do anything about it.  Or maybe you wouldn't want to introduce too many variables into your study, but I think the age of the student pilot may have a bearing on how long to solo... Just a thought.

 



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#10 Posted: 11/11/2009 08:30:27

Completed and look forward to your findings...good luck with the survey!



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#11 Posted: 11/11/2009 11:22:53

Done. My 8th grader wants to go there. Looked on ERAU's website, lots of change since I attended there in the late 60's.
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#12 Posted: 11/12/2009 20:46:06

Survey completed.  Sounds like an interesting project.....Good luck Roy !



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#13 Posted: 11/13/2009 02:26:00

Hi Roy!

 

I completed it for you. Good luck on your GCP. I'm almost finished with mine. Just gotta finish up, neaten up and sign up for GCP 690.

 

You might want to try the Purple Board www.purpleboard.net and, if you're an AOPA member, the Red Board (forums.aopa.org).



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#14 Posted: 11/13/2009 19:22:41

Wasn't sure how the questions will give a definitive pattern, in that there are so many variables to each individual student and the timing involved in course flights and course study..........but, tried to answer accurately and completely for the survey.

Good luck in your future flying and on the survey.........  Sid    Alpena, Mi  49707



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Roy Caligan
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#15 Posted: 11/14/2009 13:17:38
Sidney Hausding wrote:

 

Wasn't sure how the questions will give a definitive pattern, in that there are so many variables to each individual student and the timing involved in course flights and course study..........but, tried to answer accurately and completely for the survey.

Good luck in your future flying and on the survey.........  Sid    Alpena, Mi  49707

Sid,

You actually pointed out a key part of the research. Without  considering other variables, is it really fair to say that all students should solo in X hours? Or are there particular variables that can define a pattern?

Roy



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#16 Posted: 11/19/2009 18:07:00

Survey completed.  I did all my training at non-towered airports, and had to spend more time to get really comfortable talking to ATC after I based at a towered airport.  

The quality of the instructor and instruction is way more important than the number of hours.  Hours can stretch out due to many factors, but a good instructor will make the lesson stick with you.  

Sid in Alpena - I think I'm in love!  I've got a Supercub at Ann Arbor, and got my Seaplane rating earlier this year.  I'd love to have that plane in your avatar (if I could only afford it and the insurance)!

Anne.



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#17 Posted: 11/19/2009 18:09:58

Survey completed.  I did all my training at non-towered airports, and had to spend more time to get really comfortable talking to ATC after I based at a towered airport.  

The quality of the instructor and instruction is way more important than the number of hours.  Hours can stretch out due to many factors, but a good instructor will make the lesson stick with you.  

Sid in Alpena - I've got a Supercub at Ann Arbor, and got my Seaplane rating earlier this year.  I'd love to have that plane in your avatar (if I could only afford it and the insurance)!  Do you instruct in it?

Anne.



Roy Caligan
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#18 Posted: 11/21/2009 02:21:37

Anne,

Thanks for participating! And you're right--several factors could possibly affect the outcome, hence the research.

- Roy
- 243 responses to date, about 160 more still needed!
- http://aviationsurvey.olivetreesolutions.com



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#19 Posted: 11/21/2009 08:27:32

Roy- Just finished the survey. Good luck with it, hope to see the results. I am up to 160 hours now and the big thing that stands out to me about primary training is that it makes you legal to fly, but the learning starts for real after you start flying places and really getting out there in to it.

Thanks!

 



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#20 Posted: 11/22/2009 08:32:43
Roy Caligan wrote:

 


- 243 responses to date, about 160 more still needed!
- http://aviationsurvey.olivetreesolutions.com

Roy,

 

Did you try those other forums I told you about?

 

http://forums.aopa.org

http://www.purpleboard.net

 

You might try Pilots of America as well. http://pilotsofamerica.com

 

I'm sure you'll get a bunch more responses from these.



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