Accession Number:

ADA164738

Title:

Changes in Naval Aviation Basic Instrument Flight Training: An Analysis.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

108.0

Abstract:

This thesis evaluates a modification to the Navys Basic Instrument flight instruction, the performance of two groups of student aviators was compared. The modifications consisted of a lecture concentrating on the fundamentals of attitude instrument flight. One group of 100 students received the new training while a control group of 100 students did not. Analysis of the flight grades of the two groups revealed no significant difference in their performance. Based on the results of this research it was concluded that the modified basic instrument training did not improve the performance of student naval aviators. However, the modified lecture and training did improve the students understanding of basic instrument fundamentals. The study recommended that the modified lecture should be continued as part of the syllabus because the benefits from affording the student aviators with additional training exceed the small costs involved. Keywords Basic instrument Flight training, Flight training, Navy flight training, Navy instrument flight training, Instrument flight training, Pilot performance, Pilot performance measurement, Training evaluation, Training analysis, Skill acquisition, Flight skills, Flight proficiency measurement, Flight training methods, Quasi-experimental Research Design, Flight skills acquisition.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE