An Analysis of the Implementation Plan for the Conversion from the T-37 to the T-46 Aircraft in Undergraduate Pilot Training.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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This research provided insight and identified statistically significant factors affecting the ability of Air Training Command ATC to continue to produce pilots while simultaneously converting from the T-37 to the T-46 jet trainer. To analyze the Undergraduate Pilot Training environment during the conversion, a model of the system was built using a SLAM network with FORTRAN inserts. Six factors of interest to ATC were varied from a low to high value using average days to graduate students, average sorties remaining for late classes, and days to complete the conversion as measures of effectiveness MOE. Several factors and two-factor interactions were significant for each MOE thus, analysis with this model is prudent whenever changes to the implementation plan are considered. The model has the inherent flexibility to model different scenarios, bases, and aircraft by changing input variables and distribution parameters to fit the environment being studied. The model can be used as a general production model which transforms periodic inputs students into outputs pilots using limited resources instructors, aircraft, daylight, simulators on a prescribed schedule syllabus which random variations weather and maintenance cancels, et al.. Author
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