Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems
Since April of 2011, research and development efforts between the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the University of North Dakota (UND) have progressed through the “Science and Technology for Warfighter Training and Aiding.” Cooperative Agreement. One product of these cooperative efforts has been a Heads Down Display (HDD) Menu Trainer. Designed to familiarize students with the layout and manipulation of the HDD menus for either the MQ-1 or MQ-9, a parallel pretest/posttest design was designed to examine the efficacy of this HDD menu trainer as training aid in traditional, blended, and distance pedagogies.
Results of a mixed ANOVA indicated the trainer significantly improved performance from pretest to posttest scores across all groups (ppp
Initially published on the Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems, available here: https://www.uasjournal.org/volume-two/article/medium-altitude-long-endurance-remotely-piloted-aircraft-training-pilot-study
Waller, Zachary P.; Petros, Thomas; Bridewell, John; Kroeber, Scott; and Nowatzki, Neil, "Medium Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft Training: a Pilot Study in Blended Learning" (2016). Aviation Faculty Publications. 2.