Accession Number:

AD0767377

Title:

Isolation of Recurring Student Pilot Errors During Primary Flight Training. I. Spin Maneuver,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL

Report Date:

1973-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

The investigation attempted to Develop a conceptual model for investigating student naval aviator SNA performance in primary flight training isolate, with the use of the model, those behaviors within the spin maneuver which are judged to be recurring student pilot errors assess the criticality of these errors as they relate to the grades a student receives and provide behavioral definitions of the global skills, basic airwork, headwork, and procedures. A procedural type of task analysis was performed on the spin maneuver. The necessary responses to each display and control both within and outside the aircraft were specified on a sequential continuum. Within each of these sequential components, a highly elemental approach i.e., emphasis on the simultaneous individual responses to each display and control at each point in time was taken so that it was possible to isolate the required simultaneous response configuration at any given point throughout the maneuver. An objectively structured questionnaire was developed using these individual task elements as the basic item pool, and administered to a sample of 97 flight instructors in primary flight training. The results of this investigation indicated that the recurring student errors within the spin maneuver could be isolated using this type of approach. Further, the definitions for the terms basic airwork, headwork and procedures and what constitutes a critical error were set forth. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE