Accession Number : AD0761463

Title :   'Current' vs 'Stagnant' Jet Pilots' Response Times: A Comparison.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Smittle,John H.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : An attempt was made to determine if one of the basic piloting skills was lost during prolonged periods of nonflying. 'Current' and 'stagnant' groups of jet Naval aviators were tasked with responding to a sequence of sixty slides of an aircraft attitude indicator. The Subjects' response times were measured. The slides depicted twelve different aircraft attitudes. Although no significant difference was found between groups, a definite learning trend was established. The subjects were reassigned into 'more experienced' and 'less experienced' groups. The more experienced group performed significantly better. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ATTRITION), (*PILOTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), TIME, NAVAL AVIATION, TEST METHODS, ATTITUDE INDICATORS, PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECTORS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, THESES

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE