Accession Number : AD0637659

Title :   STUDY, ASSESSMENT OF PILOT PROFICIENCY.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES INC DARIEN CONN

Personal Author(s) : BOWEN,Hugh M. ; Bishop,Edward W. ; Promisel,David ; robins,James E.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : The study examined utility of various objective scoring devices used in an OFT (Operational Flight Trainer) for purposes of augmented feedback to student pilot and for assessment of pilot proficiency. Results indicate that augmented feedback based on objective scores heighten performance in OFT; that scores of proper sequencing of procedures, control of aircraft to prescribed settings, and response time to unexpected situations are independent measures of pilot skill; and that these scores are predictive of proficiency at landing the aircraft. However, the association between OFT measures and flight measures is complex and seems to depend upon an adequate correspondence between OFT and real flight conditions. It is inferred that for adequate training and assessment, the student in the OFT should experience the plurality of events that can occur in real flight missions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLIGHT SIMULATORS, TRAINING DEVICES), (*PILOTS, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), FEEDBACK, AERONAUTICS, TRAINING

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE