“A Study for Improving Safety: Building the Tools to Ensure Student Success.” 

Jason Tobin

The aim of this study is to prove the effectiveness of a cockpit mockup using the model of a Piper Archer III, which is the primary training aircraft at Rocky Mountain College. Through only allowing access to the cockpit mockup to half of the new private pilot students, a comparison can be made to the remaining new private pilot students to conclude if the cockpit mockup is a viable training tool. If the device is determined to be an affective training aid, it would then be recommended to the Rocky Mountain College Aviation Program to include the device in the flight training curriculum. The results found from the study seem to prove that the device can improve checklist completion times, and further studies could include more data to backup the results found.