Accession Number:

AD0741747

Title:

Using a Ground Trainer in a Job Sample Approach to Predicting Pilot Performance,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB WILLIAMS AFB ARIZ FLYING TRAINING DIV

Report Date:

1971-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The report documents a novel application of the job sample approach to screening candidates for Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training. The job sample approach consists of obtaining work samples during early training or simulating work situations prior to training and deriving measures of performance from either for use as predictors of future job success. Two specially instrumented and slightly modified Link GAT-1 trainers General Aviation Trainer for single engine, propeller driven aircraft were used to present incoming students with two types of tasks tracking tasks and aircraft maneuvers. Several classes of data, e.g., tracking measures, maneuver measures, GAT-1 instructor pilot grades, were generated. Criterion data were check ride grades. Three important findings emerged The concept of job sampling for screening purposes appears to be valid and should be vigorously pursued the T-41 continues to predict subsequent performance in jet pilot training and the ground trainer is a useful vehicle for predicting pilot success and should be given further study to assess its proper role in jet pilot screening. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE