Accession Number : AD0286479

Title :   Aircraft Accident Potential Related to Pilot Age at Time of Graduation,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL NORTON AFB CALIF

Personal Author(s) : LENTZ,E.C. ; ZELLER,ANCHARD F.

Report Date : 02 JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A project was initiated to determine whether or not the age at which an individual finishes pilot training was related to his subsequent accident historyaft accident potential related to pilot age at time of graduation, by E. C. Lentz and Anchard F. Zeller. 2 July 62, 15p. incl. tables 4 refs. Unclassified report DESCRIPTORS: *Aviation safety, *Pilots, * viation accidents, M ILITARY TRAINING, Transfer of training, Statistical analysis, Effectiveness, Age.A project was initiated to determine whether or not the age at which an individual finishes pilot training was related to his subsequent accident history. The over-all findings offer support for the hypot esis that younger pilot graduates have a better subsequent accident record than the older. The fact that younger pilots experienced a higher accident rate during their early hours of rated flying than did the pilots who received their wings when 25 years of age or older is apparently the result of the previous experience of some of the pilot graduates. When those pilots who had had previous rated, though non-pilot, experience were eliminated from consideration, the anticipated results appear. The reversal of trend with the previously rat d individuals included results from the fact that, on the whole, those who had received prior training were older and had been exposed to a period of screening leads to a better end product is of theoretical interest, but because of the expense and time involved it would not appear to be practically feasible as a s a r procedure.

Descriptors :   *AVIATION ACCIDENTS, *AVIATION SAFETY, *PILOTS, EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY TRAINING, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, TRANSFER OF TRAINING

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