P-3 Pilot Errors. A Conceptual Approach.
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI CENTER FOR ADVANCED RESEARCH
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This exploratory, behavioral study describes an attempt to determine cognitive mapping of, and attitudes toward pilot errors among a group of 103 P-3 pilots interviewed by the author. Clustering programs, multidimensional scaling techniques and descriminant analysis programs were applied to the sorting of 60 P-3 pilot errors accomplished by the 103 pilots. Results indicate that although there is a basic underlying structure to the cognitive map of errors among the 103 pilots, there are cultural differences in the error structuring of groups stationed at different locations and groups of pilots with varying flight hour accumulation. It also appears that attitudes toward the seriousness of pilot errors differs among the same groups. Findings are discussed in relation to possible implications in training or safety programs. Author
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