Accession Number : ADA115587

Title :   Air Traffic Control Tower Operator Course (93H10) Operational Effectiveness Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY AVIATION CENTER FORT RUCKER AL DIRECTORATE OF EVALUATION AND STANDARDIZATION

Personal Author(s) : Rowe,William A ; Howard,J Burkett

PDF Url : ADA115587

Report Date : May 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : The objective of the evaluation was to determine the training effectiveness of the Army's Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower Operator Course (MOS: 93H10) in terms of the graduates on-the-job performance. A two phase methodology was used. In phase one, questionnaires were mailed to a six month sample of course graduates and their unit commanders. Task specific ratings of training adequacy were obtained. Analysis of these data yielded fifteen tasks that were suspected of having training problems. The second phase subjected the fifteen tasks to closer scrutiny. Field interviews were conducted with recent graduates and their immediate supervisors. Findings from this phase confirmed problems in six task areas. Undertraining was identified as a problem in assembly and disassembly of the tactical flight control central and in emergency procedures. Equipment related problems were confirmed in two Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) task areas. Limited field performance of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) and Instrument Landing System (ILS) tasks brought the practicality of school instruction in these areas into question. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Army training, Questionnaires, Surveys, Ratings, Test and evaluation, Air traffic, Control, Job training

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE