Accession Number : AD0255917

Title :   SURVEY OF ESCAPE TRAINING IN THE AIR FORCE

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : BEER,MICHAEL ; JAYSON,ROBERT M.

Report Date : MAR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The present state of the Air Force ejection training was studied and its contribution to the over-all ejection problem was considered. Relevant information was obtained from the literature on ejection training, training films, aircrew personnel, aircrew personnel who have ejected, accident statistics, and escape training instructors. The results showed that ejection training is inadequate in content and frequency. There is a lack of standardized regular training programs. Furthermore, training media, such as ejection seat trainers and films, leave much to be desired in both quantity and quality. Even more important, training to reduce fear of and anxiety about ejection is needed. In general, aircrew personnel know when to eject; but hesitate to take action because of an inadequate knowledge of procedures and an anxiety produced by unfamiliarity with the ejection experience. Ejection training in the Air Force is inadequate and needs to be improved. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BAILOUT, *MILITARY TRAINING, ACCEPTABILITY, AIR EJECTORS, AIR FORCE RESEARCH, MILITARY RESEARCH, AVIATION PERSONNEL, EJECTION, EJECTION SEATS, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, TRAINING DEVICES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE