Accession Number:

ADA001039

Title:

Aircraft-Pilot and Other Pre-Employment Experience as Factors in the Selection of Air Traffic Controller Trainees,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

This longitudinal study of 4,092 ATCS trainees examines the validities of various types of aviation-related experience, separately and in combination, for prediction of success in FAA ATC work--with success defined as retention status within the air traffic control system several years after entry into training. Of the 4,092 subjects, 1,740 entered Academy basic training during September 1960 through August 1963, before an ATC-Aptitude Testing Battery became operational in the screening of most applicants. The remaining 2,352 ATCSs, the majority of whom were selected from among aptitude-screened applicants, entered Academy training during 1969. Both groups entered prior to establishment of the current standard under which eligibility for training is restricted to personnel no older than age 30.

Subject Categories:

  • Commercial and General Aviation
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE