Calculating Annual Training Time: A Missing Link in AMC's Data Chain
Technical Report,01 May 2018,30 Jun 2019
AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB United States
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Training pilots is a critical aspect of a competent Air Force. However, the number of skills in demand are constrained by aircrew time and the flying hour program. Deciding which training events to allocate resources to is based on the current and forecasted need of this operational skill set, weighed against the time it takes to ready the force with that operational skill set. When a particular skill set is then weighed against other skill sets it is possible to systematize these cuts based on the given constraints. This research creates a decision framework for Air Mobility Command leadership providing them with a framework to prioritize various training requirements with operational impact, now and in the future. This research uses C-130J heavy equipment airdrop as an anecdotal training event to build this decision framework. Structured interviews with C-130J subject matter experts were used to better understand the training requirement, associated time requirement per crew position, current and future operational needs. From these interviews, Annual Training Time ATT was calculated for the C-130J weapon system. Additionally, a thematic analysis provides a holistic look at the effectiveness of the current training model for the C-130J training program.
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