Certified flight physicians, experienced staff, pilots, and test subjects, engineering and fabrication services, and our internal Institutional Review Board are available. The NASTAR Center’s in-house aviation research services provides the most rapid response possible to support your research needs. The NASTAR Center is capable of recording audio, video, physiological and performance data on subjects during flight.
NASA Upset Recovery Research Programs
The NASTAR Center worked in conjunction with NASA to evaluate the effectiveness of sustained motion centrifuge-based simulators for commercial airline Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT). Using the NASTAR Center’s GYROLAB GL-2000, the study involved 40 commercial pilots. The GL-2000 was programmed using the standard Generic Large Transport (GLT) aeromodel with the cockpit configured to closely resemble a Boeing 757. Hardware from a Boeing 757 was installed to enhance the simulation.
FAA Upset Recovery Research Program
The NASTAR Center worked in conjunction with the FAA and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) to compare various types of UPRT on the performance of new pilots in upset recovery. Three groups of 25 ERAU students participated. The first group received classroom instruction only. The second group received training in a classroom and on a PC-based flight simulator. The third group received training in the classroom and in the GYROLAB GL-2000, configured as American Champion Aircraft (ACA) Decathlon. The results demonstrated the benefits of our unique simulator capabilities for UPRT.