Accession Number:

ADB115681

Title:

F-16 Limited-Field-of-View Simulator Training Effectiveness Evaluation

Descriptive Note:

Executive summary

Corporate Author:

TACTICAL AIR COMMAND LANGLEY AFB VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Pilot acceptance of a limited FOV visual system was very high, which will increase the training benefit of simulators. The visual system allowed students to realistically practice cockpit management tasks, especially the time allocation of heads inout of the cockpit. Students tended to fly the simulator more like they would the aircraft. Many tasks that previously could not be accomplished in a simulator were now trainable with the addition of this visual system. Examples include transition from instruments to visual cues during approaches and landings, VFR navigation, local area orientation, limited air-to- surface weapons employment, limited BFM, visual identification, air-to-air refueling, and limited threat reaction. In summary, the perceived benefit of using a limited visual system in simulator training was very high. The highest payoff was in the conversion task area followed by air-to-surface and air-to- air, respectively. As a result of high pilot acceptance and training effectiveness found during this evaluation period, the USAF has leased an IMAGE IIIT visual system. This has also led to a competitive acquisition of several limited FOV visual systems. With increasingly complex aircraft, threats, and missions training devices with LFOV visual systems should prepare pilots more adequately for airborne training.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Cybernetics
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE