Accession Number : ADA320074

Title :   Selection and Training Advances in Aviation (Les Progres Realises en selection et Formation des Personnels Navigants).

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

PDF Url : ADA320074

Report Date : NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 264

Abstract : The Aerospace Medical Panel (AMP) of the Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development (AGARD) held a Symposium entitled Selection and Training Advances in Aviation. The AMP Symposium was held to address the effectiveness and utility of current selection and training systems, to describe current research and development in selection and training, to explore potential improvements in operational and experimental systems, and to discuss challenges in future research and development. The Symposium highlighted the outstanding advances being made by many nations in designing, developing, and demonstrating selection and training systems. The Symposium addressed a number of topics that will benefit both the military and civilian organizations. These benefits include: (1) new directions in medical/physiological screening for pilot candidates; (2) incorporation of personality and psychomotor measurement in selection systems; (3) indications that g-tolerance may be a useful selection criterion for pilot candidates; (4) advances in accommodation of various body sizes in the cockpit; (5) utility of simulator selection systems; (6) validity of intelligence and cognitive abilities tests; (7) new methods of integrating decision-making models into crew resource management training; (8) insights on the appropriateness and effectiveness of aerospace physiology training; and (9) consideration that early exposure to effects of spatial disorientation may prevent serious mishaps.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TRAINING, *PILOTS, *PERSONNEL SELECTION, AVIONICS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, NATO, SYMPOSIA, FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY, DECISION MAKING, COCKPITS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), COGNITION, PSYCHOMOTOR FUNCTION, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, AIR FORCE TRAINING, JET FIGHTERS, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, FLIGHT MANEUVERS, AVIATION SAFETY, MENTAL ABILITY, PHYSIOLOGICAL DISORIENTATION, SOCIOMETRICS, INTELLIGENCE(HUMANS), ANTHROPOMETRY, PSYCHOMOTOR TESTS, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), ACCELERATION TOLERANCE, ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), ENDURANCE(PHYSIOLOGY), TRANSFER OF TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE