Accession Number:

ADA243496

Title:

Aircrew Critique of High-G Centrifuge Training: Part 3. What Can We Change to Better Serve You

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 88-May 91

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTERPA AIR VEHICLE AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY DEPT

Report Date:

1991-06-11

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

We have successfully initiated centrifuge high-G training for fighter attack aviators at the Naval Air Development Center. The response of aircrew to a post-training critique question asking how the program could be modified to better meet operational needs was evaluated so aircrew might have the ability to improve their training program. The recommendations could be grouped into 5 major categories 1 no change, 2 addition of a closed loop aerial combat maneuvering ACM profile with bogey on a tracking task, 3centrifuge gondola modifications, 4 training profile modifications, and 5 modifications concerning when the training is given. A number of suggestions for improvement are worth pursuing and implementing immediately. Although caution should be exercise when altering the content and goals of the proven successful program, we strongly concur with several of the changes. This includes providing a closed loop ACM profile with at least a moderately high-fidelity tracking task bogey and at least optional G-LOC training.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE