Accession Number:

ADA181838

Title:

Time-Sharing Ability as a Predictor of Flight Training Performance

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical paper Jan 1983-Sep 1986

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Modern-day pilots must perform a variety of activities concurrently. In addition to flying the aircraft, they must monitor the communications channels and instrument panel and also navigate. As a result, the ability to allocate attention to different tasks effectively or time share is crucial for a safe, well-executed flight. A compensatory tracking and signal detection dual- task was administered to 1,130 United States Air Force pilot training candidates prior to entry into Undergraduate Pilot Training UPT. Tracking performance was extremely reliable. Although performance on this task was not predictive of successful completion of UPT, it was related significantly to a post-UPT advanced training recommendation. This task may be useful when it is desirable to place candidates into specialized training tracks at an early point in training. Keywords Basic Attributes TestsBAT, Pilot selection, Time sharing ability.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE