Accession Number : ADA319064

Title :   Long Range Inter Deployment Training Cycle Schedule for the P-3 Community.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Vandzura, Mark A.

PDF Url : ADA319064

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The P-3 community consists of 12 Active (effective Oct. 96) Maritime Patrol Aviation (MPA) squadrons which deploy to various parts of the world conducting numerous missions. Before deployment, each squadron undergoes a work-up period called the Inter-Deployment Training Cycle (IDTC). The purpose of the IDTC is to adequately prepare a squadron for deployment by conducting training, inspections, and evaluations. A plan is developed to schedule squadron and wing assets effectively to ensure quality training that will improve operational effectiveness on deployment. The difficulty is developing an IDTC schedule for an individual squadron that has minimal impact on the other eleven squadrons. A schedule that efficiently coordinates a squadron's IDTC improves the effectiveness of a squadron. Moreover, a master schedule that considers the community as a whole will improve the overall effectiveness of the community. This thesis develops a master schedule for the P-3 community that efficiently schedules an IDTC at the squadron level staying within the desires of the squadron commanders. Additionally, an IDTC shell is incorporated into the employment plans throughout the community avoiding conflicts at all levels. Significant savings are gained by optimally scheduling the NATOPS evaluations.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TRAINING, *PATROLLING, *SCHEDULING, *SQUADRONS, *PATROL AIRCRAFT, DEPLOYMENT, OPTIMIZATION, THESES, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, LONG RANGE(TIME), CYCLES, AERONAUTICS, QUALITY, PLANNING, LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), OCEANS, WINGS, MILITARY COMMANDERS.

Subject Categories : Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE