THE EFFECTS OF FOUR INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHTS DURING PRE-FLIGHT INDOCTRINATION.
NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA
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The purpose of this research was to evaluate the effects of four instructional flights given during indoctrination upon subsequent student motivation and performance in pre-flight and basic flight training. The evidence from the analyses was generally favorable toward the concept of indoctrination flights. Reduced attrition and enhancement of performance were demonstrated. It is not possible, however, to guarantee that these benefits would continue if all students were given this treatment. The most certain advantage to be gained from this program would be to use it, or some modification thereof, for the early elimination of men who have a high probability of failing later. It was demonstrated that certain predictions and observations recorded by the flight instructor after the four flights were useful for this purpose. Author