Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: How Has the Pandemic Impacted Pilot Skill? New Research Finds ‘Rust’

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: How Has the Pandemic Impacted Pilot Skill? New Research Finds ‘Rust’. “When it comes to flying airplanes, the ‘use it or lose it’ rule applies to keeping pilot skills sharp. There has been no greater time in recent history, however, when pilots lacked a chance to “use it” than during the Covid-19 pandemic, when airlines halted or greatly reduced their services. This stretch of time, according to an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University researcher, had an alarming impact on pilot proficiency.”

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