Accession Number : ADA262871


Title :   Pilot Candidate Selection Method (PCSM): What Makes It Work


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jan-Dec 1992


Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX


Personal Author(s) : Carretta, Thomas R ; Rice, Malcolm J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262871.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 17


Abstract : A sample of 678 Air Force pilot training candidates were tested with a paper-ana pencil aptitude battery and Computer-administered tests of psychomotor skills, information processing, and attitude toward risk. A self report of flying experience was also collected. These data were used in regression analyses to determine which variables provided the best prediction of two flying criteria passing-failing flying training and class ranking at the end of flying training. The paper-and-pencil tests were found to be the best predictors. The measures of flying experience, psychomotor skills, and attitude toward risk incremented the prediction of the criteria. Information processing was not found to be incremental to the other variables in the prediction of the criteria.


Descriptors :   *PILOTS , *PERSONNEL SELECTION , *APTITUDE TESTS , *PSYCHOMOTOR TESTS , TEST AND EVALUATION , AIR FORCE , RISK , SKILLS , PREDICTIONS , VALIDATION , TRAINING , COMPUTERS , PROCESSING , VARIABLES , RANKING , INFORMATION PROCESSING


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE