Nazmi Dinçer, Gökhan Demirdöken

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Flying is costly, time-consuming, dependent on weather and maintenance, and sometimes simply does not match with schedules well. When flying a real aircraft is not a feasible or even preferable for one reason or another, a flight simulator could be remedy. Using a flight simulator to improve ab-initio pilots’ knowledge and abilities may make their flying experience more effective and enjoyable. In this respect, this study aims to enhance aviation training through simulation-based learning and develop an understanding of how prospective pilots perceive the innovative approach of simulation integration in Aviation English courses. The X-Plane version 11 was used in conjunction with an introductory course in Aviation English and provided a substitute for an actual flight test experience at an aeronautical university. The sampling consisted of 20 tertiary level students enrolled in the Aviation English course. After the intervention, randomly selected 7 students were interviewed to gain insights into their perceptions about the use of simulation.


Simulation, Aviation English, ESP, iPad

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