Accession Number : ADA326600

Title :   Pilot Performance Variables.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Aug 96-Mar 97,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX MANPOWER AND PERSONNEL DIV

Personal Author(s) : Bates, Mark J. ; Colwell, Catherine D. ; King, Raymond E. ; Siem, Frederick M. ; Zelenski, Warren E.

PDF Url : ADA326600

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : This review integrates some of the many studies on pilot performance for selection and screening. Pilot performance studies have come a long way as the aviation systems and the roles of the aviator have evolved. No single construct, or operationalization of variables, fully addresses pilot performance. Rather, a multi-disciplinary and multi-modal approach, using significant developments from recent studies, holds the most promise. Developments in information processing theory, at the individual and group levels, combined with findings from safety studies offer potential future criteria of operational performance. In the past, the use of these variables was limited by the difficulty of measuring their impact on performance. Inter-disciplinary efforts, longitudinal studies, and technological advances (such as simulators and computers) enable researchers to better measure these variables. (The combination of previous/current pilot training measures, process-oriented intra/inter-personal variables, safety studies, more functionally and process-oriented personality inventories, and advances in technology/research methods provide opportunities for stronger measures and, ultimately, predictors of pilot performance.)

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), *PILOTS, *PILOT STUDIES, *INFORMATION PROCESSING, *INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, SIMULATORS, IMPACT, PREDICTIONS, TRAINING, COMPUTERS, PROCESSING, VARIABLES, AERONAUTICS, SAFETY, INVENTORY, MULTIMODE, INFORMATION THEORY, PERSONALITY.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE