Accession Number : ADA316977

Title :   Reasons for Implementing Modeling and Simulation Technologies in Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Sep 95,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB WILLIAMS AFB AZ AIRCREW TRAINING RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Mattoon, Joseph S.

PDF Url : ADA316977

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : An investigation of Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training (SUPT) within the U.S. Air Force's Air Education and Training Command (AETC) revealed some major challenges to effective and efficient pilot training. The implementation of modeling and simulation technologies and associated training methods were proposed as potential solutions to address these challenges. Solutions included a proficiency-tracking system that advances students as a function of individual performance; desktop simulation trainers to improve dynamic cognitive skills, high-fidelity flight simulators with stand-alone, network, and full visual field-of-view capabilities; and the installation of a flight recording system that can record training events during aircraft sorties and reproduce the events in a simulated format for subsequent debriefing and simulator training. The proposed methods and technologies are discussed in the context of theoretical principles and empirical findings of human factors, cognitive psychology, and educational technology research.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TRAINING, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *FLIGHT SIMULATORS, *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PILOTS, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE TRAINING, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, FLIGHT SIMULATION, VISUAL ACUITY.

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE