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In the same simulator an experiment was done which incorporated more difficult flying procedures. A realistic flying training exercise was flown, consisting of the Rotterdam Instrument Overshoot Procedure with rejoining the ROT HOLDING PATTERN followed by standard approach on instruments (ILS).
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Samples of the physiological variables were taken during four different flight configurations which are typical in terminal area instrument flying.
In order of supposedly increasing workload:
1. level flight (LF), one minute stretch with the aircraft steady on course towards the holding pattern;
2. holding (H0), sample starting overhead the beacon until leaving the beacon for ILS;
3. take-off (TO) one minute sample commencing at forward push of throttles;
4. approach, sample starting at ILS glide past needle first movement, until touchdown. A rest phase outside the simulator was used as reference (RP).
The relationship between the physiological variables and the flight phases was as predicted as seen by the figures 1 and 2.
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ANOVAR F values are 37.57 for HR and 18.78 for SA (both p < 0.001)
The stronger differentiating power of SA is best expressed by the W2 criterion which was 0.32 for SA compared by 0.18 for HR. In this experiment two pilots carried out nine flights in three different days.
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