Accession Number : ADA313176

Title :   U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy Joint Pilot Training: An Analysis of the Fighter Training Tracks.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Floyd, Charles C.

PDF Url : ADA313176

Report Date : 07 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : This study investigates the feasibility of consolidating the Air Force Fighter-Bomber and the Navy Fighter-Attack pilot training tracks. Excluding Navy Carrier Qualification training, the core training in these two undergraduate fighter training tracks is similar. The instruction in fighter-related training areas is also similar in nature, but different training philosophies have reduced the compatibility for consolidating the two fighter training tracks. The two fighter-related training tracks were compared to highlight the similarities and the differences. Staff interviews were conducted to provide service-related perceptions and to clarify research questions. This study concludes that near-term consolidation is unlikely. However, long-term consolidation is feasible but requires immediate studying if it is to occur. The study promotes further research to consolidate the training conducted in the two fighter training tracks into a Joint Advanced Phase Fighter track.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TRAINING, *PILOTS, *AIR FORCE TRAINING, *NAVAL TRAINING, THESES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, QUALIFICATIONS, JET FIGHTERS, AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, ATTACK BOMBERS.

Subject Categories : Bombers
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Training Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE