Female Combat Helicopter Pilot Selection Criteria
[Technical Report, Master's Thesis]
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This study investigates selection criteria for selecting female aviators for training in combat helicopters AH-64, AH-1, OH-58D, and RAH-66. Selection for such training would occur as either a part of the multi-track program of instruction used in the current Initial Entry Rotary Wing flight training course, or as transition training for already qualified aviators. Analysis included a review of current Army Regulations governing prerequisites for combat helicopter training and combat helicopter maintenance test pilot training Initial Entry Rotary Wing selection criteria for combat helicopter tracks AH-1 and OH-58 Aviation Branch Personnel Manager interviews Combat Helicopter ManprintAnthropometric restrictions Standards of medical fitness Anthropometric standards and previous reports on female performance in Initial Entry Rotary Wing training. Conclusion supports selecting females for combat helicopter training using the same selection criteria currently used for choosing males for such training. Study recommends additional research in aircraft accommodation measurements social-psychological aspects and physical body strength requirements.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Aircraft Operations