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USAF Pilot Selection
Final rept. Apr 1996-Apr 1998
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB MESA AZ HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTORATE
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For USAF flying training, there are seven points of entry which include the three commissioning sources i.e., Air Force Academy, AFA Reserve Officer Training Corps, ROTC and Officer Training School, OTS, entry from active duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserves, and entry from international sources. Pilot qualification and selection standards differ across points of entry. Selection policies for AFA, ROTC, OTS, and active duty are described because these points of entry provide the majority of entrants to pilot training. For these points of entry, selection procedures are described and several studies of selection procedures are outlined. Applicant information provided to selection boards and the applicant attributes that are most important for pilot selection decisions are discussed. The impact of current selection policy on student quality is discussed and the interdependent influences of student quality, pilot production rates, and training difficulty on flying training attrition are examined.
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