Accession Number : ADA141199

Title :   An Analysis of the Implementation Plan for the Conversion from the T-37 to the T-46 Aircraft in Undergraduate Pilot Training.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Dickinson,J R , Jr ; Moses,G E

PDF Url : ADA141199

Report Date : Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 229

Abstract : This research provided insight and identified statistically significant factors affecting the ability of Air Training Command (ATC) to continue to produce pilots while simultaneously converting from the T-37 to the T-46 jet trainer. To analyze the Undergraduate Pilot Training environment during the conversion, a model of the system was built using a SLAM network with FORTRAN inserts. Six factors of interest to ATC were varied from a low to high value using average days to graduate students, average sorties remaining for late classes, and days to complete the conversion as measures of effectiveness (MOE). Several factors and two-factor interactions were significant for each MOE; thus, analysis with this model is prudent whenever changes to the implementation plan are considered. The model has the inherent flexibility to model different scenarios, bases, and aircraft by changing input variables and distribution parameters to fit the environment being studied. The model can be used as a general production model which transforms periodic inputs (students) into outputs (pilots) using limited resources (instructors, aircraft, daylight, simulators) on a prescribed schedule (syllabus) which random variations (weather and maintenance cancels, et al.). (Author)

Descriptors :   *Flight training, *Students, *Jet training aircraft, Pilots, Conversion, Flight simulators, Factor analysis, Computerized simulation, Scheduling, Fortran, Theses

Subject Categories : Training Aircraft
      Humanities and History
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE