Accession Number:

ADA058335

Title:

The Aviation Career Incentive Act of 1974: An Analysis of Short-Range Results in the United States Air Force, 1974-1977.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KANS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-06-09

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

This study analyzes the effects of the new flight pay system embodied in the Aviation Career Incentive Act of 1974 as it applies to rated Air Force officers. The analysis examines data on attraction, retention, cost, and workability of the gate system in an effort to determine if the Act is meeting its goals and objectives. This paper also discusses inequities in flight pay systems, past and present. Analysis reveals that the Act is not the panacea that Congress thought it would be. Attraction to a flying career, while still not a problem, has apparently not been effected by the Act. Retention of young pilots and navigators has not improved appreciably, if at all, since passage of the Act. Costs for flight pay in the Air Force have gone down, but so has the size of the force. While most rated officers are currently meeting their gates, this may not be indicative of future results due to liberal, implementing, credit policies and the gradual decline of flying opportunities. While this analysis is based on a short period of time, the results indicate a need for close monitoring and re-examination of the flight pay system by the U.S. Air Force. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE