Accession Number : ADA326665

Title :   Effective Use of Aircraft Simulation in Aircrew Training.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Gulbransen, Daren S.

PDF Url : ADA326665

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : A decreasing defense budget and the continued high tempo of operations involving the military require careful planning to maintain an effectively trained force. Air Mobility Command (AMC) controls the aircraft that provide transportation support for the DoD. As AMC's fleet decreases in size, training requirements conflict with operational mission taskings. AMC is working to increase its use of aircraft simulation in an effort to provide more of its aircraft for operational taskings without any loss in training opportunities. This research paper examines AMC's status regarding simulator training for its aircrews. AMC is increasing its use of simulators to conduct aircrew training. Upgraded equipment is allowing for an increased transfer of training from the aircraft to the simulator. Costs in doing this training are being amortized through savings in aircraft flight training time. New technology is providing ways to enhance both aircrew and maintenance personnel training in the future. This new technology includes virtual reality, simulator networking, and unit training devices. AMC must continue to look beyond the standard simulator training programs for new ways to meet its training demands.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CREWS, *FLIGHT TRAINING, *JET TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, *FLIGHT SIMULATORS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, AIR LOGISTICS SUPPORT, MILITARY PLANNING, FLIGHT SIMULATION, MILITARY BUDGETS, VIRTUAL REALITY, TRAINING MANAGEMENT, AIRMOBILE OPERATIONS, MILITARY DOWNSIZING, RAPID DEPLOYMENT, TRANSFER OF TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Transport Aircraft
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE