Accession Number:

ADP000164

Title:

The View from the Other End of the Microscope or I'd Rather be Flying

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE TEST AND EVALUATION CENTER KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

This paper takes a figurative walk through the last 20 years in the simulator world. It looks back through the microscope from the pilots point of view. The accusation is that despite our good intentions we have 1 overestimated the simulators capabilities 2 failed to plan adequately for its use 3 overemphasized fidelity in the place of training capability and 4 overcomplicated these devices by trying to incorporate too many whistles and bells. Indoing so we have developed pilots who arent fighting to fly simulators. The basic recommendation is that we as developers, buyers, and managers of aircrew training program might better serve the pilots and our needs if we did a better job looking at the simulator as part of a total training program rather than as an end in itself.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE