Accession Number : ADA273935

Title :   Female Combat Helicopter Pilot Selection Criteria.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis, Aug 92-Jun 93,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Mullins, Wendy R.

Report Date : 04 JUN 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : This study investigates selection criteria for selecting female aviators for training in combat helicopters (AH-64, AH-1, OH-58D, and RAH-66). Selection for such training would occur as either a part of the multi-track program of instruction used in the current Initial Entry Rotary Wing flight training course, or as transition training for already qualified aviators. Analysis included a review of: current Army Regulations governing prerequisites for combat helicopter training and combat helicopter maintenance test pilot training; Initial Entry Rotary Wing selection criteria for combat helicopter tracks (AH-1 and OH-58); Aviation Branch Personnel Manager interviews; Combat Helicopter Manprint/Anthropometric restrictions; Standards of medical fitness; Anthropometric standards; and previous reports on female performance in Initial Entry Rotary Wing training. Conclusion supports selecting females for combat helicopter training using the same selection criteria currently used for choosing males for such training. Study recommends additional research in aircraft accommodation measurements; social-psychological aspects; and physical body strength requirements. Helicopter pilot training, Selecting women aviators, Military helicopter pilot selection.

Descriptors :   *PILOTS, *WARFARE, *WOMEN, *PERSONNEL SELECTION, ARMY, FEMALES, FLIGHT TRAINING, HELICOPTERS, MAINTENANCE, MEASUREMENT, REGULATIONS, STANDARDS, TEST AND EVALUATION, TRANSITIONS, ANTHROPOMETRY, PHYSICAL FITNESS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE