Performance of Marine AV-8B (Harrier) Pilots on a Cognitive/Psychomotor Test Battery: Comparison and Prediction.
Interim rept. Jan-Jul 90,
NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL
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Several studies have suggested the possibility of predicting pilot flight performance in various aviation environments. The current report concerns the use of an automated performance-based test battery, measuring various aspects of cognitive and psychomotor function, to eventually predict the flight performance of Marine jet pilots during various stages of flight training while comparing their test results to those of other aviation communities. A group of Marine jet pilots assigned to operate the AV-8B vertical takeofflanding attack jet were tested. No significant differences in test performance were found among the various subgroups of student and experienced AV-8B pilots tested. The subject group, as a whole, performed most like pilots of other types of jet aircraft on some tests and more like helicopter pilots on other tests.
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