Accession Number : ADA298921

Title :   Validation of Crew Coordination Training and Evaluation Methods for Army Aviation.

Descriptive Note : Final research note Feb-Dec 92,

Corporate Author : DYNAMICS RESEARCH CORP WILMINGTON MA

Personal Author(s) : Simon, Robert A. ; Grubb, Gary N. ; Leedom, Dennis K.

PDF Url : ADA298921

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 211

Abstract : At the request of the U.S. Army Aviation Center (USAAVNC), the Army Research Institute Rotary-Wing Aviation Research Unit (ARIRWARU) developed field exportable training and evaluation materials for aircrew coordination. A testbed of the materials was implemented with the cooperation of the 101st Aviation Brigade. Sixteen aircrews participated. Using a UH-60 flight simulator, aircrews were evaluated while executing a comprehensive tactical mission. Evaluation data were collected before and after aircrew coordination training was provided. Evaluation measures included attitude, behavior, task performance, and mission performance. Results showed that (1) the training had positive effects on all of the measures, and (2) the measures are sensitive to changes in performance. The impact on safety of flight was also assessed. The report concludes with recommendations and suggested areas for future research.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CREWS, *FLIGHT TRAINING, *AVIATION SAFETY, *ARMY AVIATION, TEST BEDS, ARMY RESEARCH, VALIDATION, COCKPITS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), SENSITIVITY, AERONAUTICS, HELICOPTERS, MISSIONS, WINGS.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE