Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research






This study examined the styles of learning and thinking and age-related visual recall performance of pilots. The study used the Style of Learning and Thinking (SOLAT) survey instrument to determine pilot's learning preferences and compared pilot learning patterns to a control group of non-pilots. The study also examined possible decline in visual recall performance of pilots using a neuropsychological test, the Rey-Osterreich Complex Figure test (ROCF). Decline in visual recall performance of pilots can affect flight safety. There were 130 military pilots, 35 commercial aviation pilots, 26 general aviation pilots, and 57 non-pilot controls in the study.

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