Consolidation of Helicopter Pilot Training.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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The Congress of the United States, in an attempt to reduce Department of Defense DOD spending, has recommended an interservice consolidation of Undergraduate Helicopter Pilot Training UHPT. DOD, in the FY77 budget proposal, indicated its intention to consolidate UHPT at Fort Rucker, Alabama. The proposal bases its cost savings, to a large degree, on the elimination of the fixed-wing phase of Navy helicopter pilot training and the release of an unidentified Navy training base. This thesis examines fixed-wing training as a part of helicopter pilot training and the implied savings attributed to consolidation as proposed. Alternatives to the DOD proposal are also discussed in light of their costs both quantifiable and non-quantifiable, their importance, and their impact on the training of Navy and Marine Corps helicopter pilots.
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