Accession Number : ADA193535

Title :   Tactical Air Forces Night Training.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Stewart, James V

PDF Url : ADA193535

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Future Tactical Air Forces (TAF) aircraft will have significant night employment capability, and to successfully exploit this capability, TAF aircrews will need to train more at night. Current night flying training requirements are minimal, and the quality of that training is limited by airspace restrictions and training Rules of Engagement (ROE). Additionally, an increase in night flying training requirements will be influenced by airspace restrictions, training ROE, maintenance factors, and personnel and support issues. This study has two overall main objectives: to examine the quantity and quality of night flying training currently being flown by TAF units, and to identify the problems associated with an increase in night flying training requirements for TAF air-crews. The quantity is obtained by a review of applicable tasking documents and training records. The quality of night flying training is evaluated through an examination of restrictions to training with respect to airspace and ROE, and by a data search of flight records compared with sunset times.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TRAINING, *NIGHT FLIGHT, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, AIR SPACE, AIRCRAFT, EMPLOYMENT, FLIGHT, FLIGHT CREWS, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, MAINTENANCE, NIGHT, RECORDS, REQUIREMENTS, SEARCHING, SUNSET, TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, TRAINING, JET FIGHTERS, TACTICAL AIRCRAFT, TACTICAL AIR COMMAND

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE