General Aviation Flying Activity for Airline and IFR-Rated Private Pilots

Purpose of this Research: The purpose of this research is to obtain current information on the amount and type of NON-revenue flying for pleasure in light aircraft undertaken by instrument-rated private pilots and airline pilots. We are asking you to answer a 5 minute questionnaire towards this end. Such information combined with light aircraft accident data could lead to improved general aviation safety for either, or both, private and/or airline pilots.

Eligibility: Instrument-rated private pilots and airline pilots.  

Risks or discomforts: The risks of participating in this study are no greater than what is experienced in daily life.

Benefits: While there are no benefits to you as a participant, your assistance in this research will likely make the general aviation environment safer (lower accident rate) for the aforementioned airmen.

Confidentiality of records: Your responses to this survey will be anonymous with no personal information, other than age, collected. No one other than the researchers will have access to any of the responses. Information collected as part of this research will not be distributed for future research studies.

Compensation: There is no compensation offered for taking part in this study.

Contact: If you have any questions or would like additional information about this study, please contact Mark Scharf Ph.D., scharc01@erau.edu or the faculty member overseeing this project, Douglas Boyd Ph.D, BOYDD8@erau.edu. For any concerns or questions as a participant in this research, contact the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at 386-226-7179 or via email teri.gabriel@erau.edu.

Voluntary Participation: Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. You may discontinue your participation at any time without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. Should you wish to discontinue the research at any time, no information collected will be used.

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* 1. CONSENT. By checking AGREE below, I certify that I understand the information on this form, and voluntarily agree to participate in the study. If you do not wish to participate in the study, simply close the browser or check DISAGREE. Please print a copy of this form for your records. A copy of this form can also be requested from Douglas Boyd Ph.D. BOYDD8@erau.edu

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* 2. What is your age (years)?

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* 3. Select whether you are an instrument-rated private pilot (PPL/IFR) or an airline pilot who concurrently flies a light aircraft for NON-revenue, personal use (A-GA)

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* 4. Is MOST of your light airplane flying done in a single (SE) or multi-engine aircraft (ME)?

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* 5. Approximately how many hours do you fly ANNUALLY in the LIGHT airplane in which you do MOST of your flying? Whole numbers.

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* 6. About how many TOTAL flight hours have you logged in the aforementioned LIGHT airplane? Whole numbers.

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* 7. Approximately how many hours have you flown in the LAST 90 days in the abovementioned LIGHT aircraft? Whole number values only.

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* 8. About how many FLIGHTS have you completed in the LAST 90 days in the LIGHT aircraft? Whole number values only.

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* 9. In this LIGHT aircraft, approximately how many hours per year were flown at NIGHT? Whole number values.

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* 10. Annually, approximately how many hours do you fly IMC in the aforementioned LIGHT aircraft? Whole numbers only.

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* 11. Excluding float planes/amphibians, is the LIGHT airplane you fly nose (N)- or tail-wheel- (TW) equipped?

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* 12. What best describes the PRIMARY purpose of your flying a LIGHT aircraft?

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