Optimizing Continuation Training in Operational F-16 Squadrons
Master's thesis 6 Aug 1999-2 Jun 2000
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This study investigates the problems associated with development of an optimized continuation training CT framework in an operational F-16 squadron. The end result of the study is a suggested CT framework that efficiently utilizes the limited training sorties available to operational fighter squadrons. The study begins by analyzing a spectrum of training syllabi, ranging from introduction to fighter fundamentals to the F-16 weapons instructor course, to determine the optimal number of sorties needed to train specific fighter pilot skills. After determining the optimal number of training sorties needed for each skill, a CT framework is developed by grouping training sorties into a building block training program. This CT framework is then compared with the expeditionary air force EAF training timeline to see if the EAF training timeline allocates sufficient time for the proposed CT framework training cycles.
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Military Forces and Organizations