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E-2 C Systems Approach to Training. Phase I.

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Final rept. Apr 75-Jun 76,

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A revision of the instructional system for the E-2C was developed to enhance the cost-effectiveness of the training. The five-man E-2C crew consists of a pilot, copilot, combat information center officer CICO, air control officer ACO, and flight technician FT, with training for these positions being conducted at RVAW-120, Norfolk Naval Air Station. This project followed the principles of Instructional Systems Design ISD. After completing a task analysis for each position, the analysts prepared in sequence behavioral objectives, training support media requirements and lesson specifications. To support the effort, information was collected relevant to entry level behavior of trainees, existing resources available, and external influences constraints that impact on the training system. The proposed syllabi incorporate a shift in emphasis toward earlier hands-on training, modified self-paced individualized instruction for most of the academic lessons and a comprehensive plan for criterion-referenced performance assessment throughout the progression of cognitive i.e., academic, practice, and sortiescenario lessons. After the implementation and validation process is carried out in Phase 2, it is expected that significant reductions in training costs will be achieved through a shorter total course length, a greater proportion of synthetic training relative to in-flight practice, and a quality control program. Data provided will allow evaluation of the methodology, definition of the constraints and operating conditions that impact on aircrew training, and acquisition of cost, scheduling and manpower data for future ISD planning. Author

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  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
  • Humanities and History

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