Accession Number : AD0656308

Title :   A STUDY OF SIMULATOR CAPABILITIES IN AN OPERATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 65-Aug 66,

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

Personal Author(s) : Meyer,Donald E. ; Flexman,Ralph E. ; Van Gundy,E. A. ; Killian,David C. ; Lanahan,C. J.

Report Date : MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The experiment was conducted to determine the effects of simulator training to criterion proficiency upon time required in the aircraft. Data were also collected on proficiency levels attained, self-confidence levels, individual estimates of capability and sources from which that capability was derived. Subjects for the experiment were 48 airline captains transitioning into the DC-8 aircraft. The subjects were equally assigned to experimental and control treatment groups. Subjects in the experimental group were trained in the DC-8 simulator for as much time as required to satisfy their instructors that they could perform the required maneuvers in the simulator at the same level of proficiency required to pass the final qualifications check in the aircraft. The control group was trained using the standard curricula which required a fixed time in the simulator. Data obtained from student reactions to questionnaire items are interpreted to indicate that: (1) simulators can be used to further reduce requirements for training time in aircraft; and (2) simulators can be used to evaluate performance that is indicative of performance in the aircraft. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLIGHT SIMULATORS, EFFECTIVENESS), TRAINING, PILOTS, TEACHING METHODS, TRAINING DEVICES, QUESTIONNAIRES, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE