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ERIC Number: ED014647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 1
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A STUDY OF SIMULATOR CAPABILITIES IN AN OPERATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM.
MEYER, DONALD E.; AND OTHERS
THE EXPERIMENT WAS CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTS OF SIMULATOR TRAINING TO CRITERION PROFICIENCY UPON TIME REQUIRED IN THE AIRCRAFT. DATA WERE ALSO COLLECTED ON PROFICIENCY LEVELS ATTAINED, SELF-CONFIDENCE LEVELS, INDIVIDUAL ESTIMATES OF CAPABILITY, AND SOURCES FROM WHICH THAT CAPABILITY WAS DERIVED. SUBJECTS FOR THE EXPERIMENT--48 AIRLINE CAPTAINS TRANSITIONING INTO THE DC-8 AIRCRAFT--WERE EQUALLY ASSIGNED TO EXPERIMENTAL AND CONTROL GROUPS. SUBJECTS IN THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP WERE TRAINED IN THE DC-8 SIMULATOR FOR AS MUCH TIME AS REQUIRED TO SATISFY THEIR INSTRUCTORS THAT THEY COULD PERFORM THE REQUIRED MANEUVERS IN THE SIMULATOR AT THE SAME LEVEL OF PROFICIENCY REQUIRED TO PASS THE FINAL QUALIFICATIONS CHECK IN THE AIRCRAFT. THE CONTROL GROUP WAS TRAINED USING THE STANDARD CURRICULA WHICH REQUIRED A FIXED TIME IN THE SIMULATOR. DATA OBTAINED FROM STUDENT REACTIONS TO QUESTIONNAIRE ITEMS ARE INTERPRETED TO INDICATE THAT SIMULATORS CAN BE USED TO REDUCE REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAINING TIME IN AIRCRAFT, AND TO EVALUATE PERFORMANCE THAT IS INDICATIVE OF PERFORMANCE IN THE AIRCRAFT. (THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES FOUR APPENDIXES AND 13 REFERENCES.) THIS DOCUMENT, AD-656-308, IS AVAILABLE FROM THE CLEARINGHOUSE FOR FEDERAL SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION, SPRINGFIELD, VA. 22151. MICROFICHE $0.65. HARD COPY $3.00. (AUTHOR/LY)
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Authoring Institution: Aerospace Medical Research Labs, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
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