The Formulation of a Consolidated Undergraduate Helicopter Training Syllabus
Master's thesis, 17 Aug 92-4 Jun 93,
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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The U. S Armed Forces operate two separate undergraduate helicopter pilot training UHPT Programs the Army Initial Entry Rotary Wing IERW course and the Navy Undergraduate Helicopter Pilot Training program. For over twenty years, proposals have been made to consolidate the programs to eliminate redundancy and increase efficiency within the Department of Defense. Consolidation could range from collocated, independently operated programs, to a completely consolidated joint program. A decision beyond simple collocation of separate programs would establish the need for a consolidated syllabus. This study examines the formulation of a consolidated UHPT syllabus from the syllabi of the current programs. Past proposals and studies have highlighted difficulties that might be encountered in formulating a consolidated syllabus. This study considered the formulation of a consolidated syllabus by exploring the nature of the instruction in the current programs. The programs were evaluated and compared against selected criteria to identify common elements. The study concluded that sufficient commonality exists between the two programs around which to form a consolidated core syllabus. Recommendations include proposals for syllabi with cores containing varying degrees of common instruction, a for tailoring additional instruction to meet individual service needs. Helicopter Training, Joint Training, Aviation Training.
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