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15th International Symposium on
Aviation Psychology

April 27-30, 2009

Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio

Online registration is now closed. Please call 937-775-5512 to register. On site registration for all activities will be provided at the symposium.

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christopher D. Wickens


The International Symposium on Aviation Psychology was first convened by Dr. Richard Jensen at the Ohio State University Aviation Psychology Laboratory in 1981. This symposium series is offered for the purposes of :

  • presenting the latest research on human performance problems and opportunities within aviation systems;
  • envisioning design solutions that best utilize human capabilities for creating safe and efficient aviation systems;
  • and bringing together scientists, research sponsors, and operators in an effort to bridge the gap between research and application.

Although the symposium is aerospace oriented, we welcome anyone with basic or applied interests in any domain to the extent that generalizations from or to the aviation domain are relevant.

2009 is a particularly special year for the aviation community in the Dayton area. One hundred years ago, in late 1909, aviation formally became an industry in Dayton, Ohio, with the founding of the Wright Company. The 1909 Military Flyer was a one of a kind Model A built by the Wright Brothers. The aircraft was demonstrated successfully at Fort Myer, Virginia for the U.S. Army Signal Corps, which offered a contract of $25,000 for an aircraft capable of flying at 40 mph (64 km/h) with two people on board for a distance of 125 miles (200 km). The Signal Corps accepted the airplane, paying the brothers $30,000. The Wright Model A was the first aircraft that was offered for sale, and the first aircraft design to enter serial production anywhere in the world. That year was also the first successful flight across the English Channel by Louis Blériot in a plane using wing-warping modeled after the Wright Flyer.

Organizing Committee

Robin Dodge, Wright State University
Patricia Fitzgerald, Air Force Research Laboratory
John Flach, Wright State University
Scott Galster, Aptima, Inc.
Christopher Hale, SAIC
Gavan Lintern, General Dynamics
Laura Militello, University of Dayton Research Institute
John Reising, Wright State University
Pamela Tsang, Wright State University
Michael Vidulich, Air Force Research Laboratory

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