It has been proven that performance on one task, such as flight in an aircraft simulator, may aid or facilitate performance on a second task (flying the actual aircraft). This concept is known as positive transfer, or learning to make the same response to new but similar stimuli. Positive transfer is an important issue in the area of aviation simulation and has been the basis for a variety of research experiments conducted by the FAA, NASA, the US military, and academia.
Scholarly Commons Citation
The PCATD’s Role in the Cognitive Processes of Flight Training.
Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research, 10(3).