Accession Number : ADP004510

Title :   Conceptual Model of Critical Requirements for Effective Pilot Performance in High Performance Aircraft,

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

Personal Author(s) : Termoehlen,J.

Report Date : NOV 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : An interview study was made ot update the conceptual model critical job requirements of the operational Air Force pilot. Participants were pilots of varying flying experience and ranking from colonel to lieutenant. In addition crew members and Air Traffic Controllers were interviewed. The critical incident technique was used. Participants were asked to relate actual incidents demonstrating effective or ineffective pilot behavior. A total of 153 persons were interviewed. They contributed 444 incidents. Data analysis resulted in the formulation of the following action or trait categories and subcategories: (1) Action power and competence (Capacity; alertness; independence an will power; decisiveness; coolness); (2) Knowing one's limitations and avoiding to exceed them; (3) Dependability (admitting mistakes; responsibility; honesty); (4) Leadership; (5) Self-discipline; (6) Social function and team work. The results will be utilized in policy-making by various command and management levels, training of flight instructors, students, and officer candidates - and review of selection criteria.

Descriptors :   *PILOTS, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MODELS, REQUIREMENTS, JOB ANALYSIS, FLIGHT, SKILLS, INTERVIEWING, QUALIFICATIONS, SYMPOSIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE