Validating an Appropriate Fidelity Definition for Air Traffic Control Simulation Training


Can you help with a survey to look at how simulation is used in ATC Training?

Study Purpose
Simulation use for training purposes has seen a continuing rise over the past two decades as they are viewed as more cost-effective and efficient methods for training. The aviation industry has long been proponents of simulation as a powerful training tool and its extensive use in a variety of training programs is a clear sign of that. However, the integration of simulation within training programs has been based heavily on its ability to replicate the working environment, known as a simulation’s fidelity, rather than on what effect the simulation has on learning the required knowledge, skills and abilities and achieving training goals. There has been work in both pilot and medical professional training regarding simulation fidelity and its impact on training, yet no work has yet been done for air traffic control (ATC) simulations.

Who should take part:

  • Air Traffic controllers who have used simulation for training / participated in simulation studies
  • Controller Training designers / developers
  • Air Traffic Control instructors

as well as

  • Researchers who have used simulators for human-in-the-loop studies
  • Operational concept developers and controller tool developers who have used the results of simulation studies

How long will it take?
The survey is expected to take around 40 minutes to complete.

How do I participate?
Click on the link below and follow the instructions.