Reasons for Implementing Modeling and Simulation Technologies in Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training.
Final rept. Mar-Sep 95,
ARMSTRONG LAB WILLIAMS AFB AZ AIRCREW TRAINING RESEARCH DIV
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An investigation of Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training SUPT within the U.S. Air Forces Air Education and Training Command AETC revealed some major challenges to effective and efficient pilot training. The implementation of modeling and simulation technologies and associated training methods were proposed as potential solutions to address these challenges. Solutions included a proficiency-tracking system that advances students as a function of individual performance desktop simulation trainers to improve dynamic cognitive skills, high-fidelity flight simulators with stand-alone, network, and full visual field-of-view capabilities and the installation of a flight recording system that can record training events during aircraft sorties and reproduce the events in a simulated format for subsequent debriefing and simulator training. The proposed methods and technologies are discussed in the context of theoretical principles and empirical findings of human factors, cognitive psychology, and educational technology research.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
- Military Aircraft Operations