Accession Number : ADA304259

Title :   The Effects of the Use of a Visual Simulator in Training T-2C Student Naval Aviators for Carrier Qualification.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Thomas, Elizabeth A.

PDF Url : ADA304259

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : Two training squadrons of student naval aviators flying the T-2C Buckeye aircraft during their Intermediate Stage of Strike (Jet) Training were compared to identify any effects attributed to exposure to the T-45 Operational Flight Trainer, a state-of-the-art, visual, dome simulator. Students in VT-23 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville, Texas were exposed to demonstrations of carrier landings in the T-45 simulator prior to their carrier qualifications. A sister squadron at NAS Meridian, Mississippi (VT-19) did not receive exposure to the simulator. Both squadrons conducted carrier qualifications on the same dates and same aircraft carrier. A comparison of the squadrons considered the four measures of effectiveness (MOE): (1) squadron disqualification rates, (2) LSO trend analysis scores, (3) Aviation Training Form (ATF) CQ-llx performance evaluations, and (4) average grades for individual performance areas listed on ATF CQ-llx. Students in VT-23 had higher CQ-l1x performance evaluations. When the performance evaluations are broken down to individual performance areas, VT-23 also has substantially higher grades in Pattern. Allowing for the importance that a proper flight pattern has on the approach and landing on the aircraft carrier, it is ar ed that exposure to the T-45 visual simulator had a positive effect on the students in VT-23.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TRAINING, *FLIGHT SIMULATORS, *AVIATION PERSONNEL, *VISUAL AIDS, TEST AND EVALUATION, AIRCRAFT, EXPOSURE(GENERAL), STUDENTS, TRAINING, NAVAL PERSONNEL, COMPARISON, PILOTS, THESES, AERONAUTICS, QUALIFICATIONS, CARRIER LANDINGS, PATTERNS, AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, JET TRAINING AIRCRAFT, VISION, DOMES(STRUCTURAL FORMS), TEXAS, SCORING, NAVAL AIR STATIONS, SQUADRONS, MISSISSIPPI.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Humanities and History
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE