The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between instructor pilot behavior and student pilot stress. Six instructor pilots and 12 undergraduate pilot training students served as subjects. Two students were assigned to each instructor. Ten categories of instructor pilot behavior were coded from audio cassette tapes made during four sorties from the initial instrument phase of undergraduate pilot training in the T-50 Instrument Flight Simulator.
Driving and keeping in touch
Throughout the flight, in the cockpit, the pilot monitors all the parameters on the dashboard (direction, altitude, weather, fuel consumption …) and maintains a permanent link with the control tower. It reacts immediately in case of problems.