Accession Number : AD0289391

Title :   EVALUATION OF NROTC AVIATION CRUISE OF 1961--ADVANCED TRAINING

Corporate Author : NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : WISE,DALE A.

Report Date : 18 JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The purpose was to evaluate the flight indoctrination program for NROTC midshipmen conducted during the summer of 1961 at the Naval Air Advanced Training Command. A comparison with findings from 1960 was also made. The evidence reported supports the following conclusions: (1) the 1961 NROTC cruises can be considered successful; (2) results indicate a more enthusiastic reaction by the 1961 group than by the 1960 group; (3) multi-engine aircraft were not popular among the students; (4) the career lectures were cited as most beneficial by the students, but the technical curriculum was not considered too worthwhile because of redundancy; and (5) the peer rating system in use was extremely unpopular with the students. Recommendations were that (1) an increase in single engine flight time would increase the students' enthusiasm, (2) increasing the number of career lectures and decreasing the technical lectures are recommended, and (3) an improvement in the peer rating system is needed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NAVAL AVIATION, *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *TRAINING, AVIATION PERSONNEL, EFFECTIVENESS, MOTIVATION, REACTION (PSYCHOLOGY)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE