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ERIC Number: ED017760
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THE FORGETTING OF INSTRUMENT FLYING SKILLS AS A FUNCTION OF THE LEVEL OF INITIAL PROFICIENCY.
MENGELKOCK, ROBERT F.; AND OTHERS
THIS STUDY WAS DESIGNED TO DETERMINE WHETHER INSTRUMENT FLYING SKILLS ARE AFFECTED BY A FOUR-MONTH INTERVAL OF NONFLYING, AND WHETHER THIS EFFECT DIFFERS AS A FUNCTION OF INITIAL FLYING PROFICIENCY. AFTER EQUAL CLASSROOM TRAINING, TWO MATCHED GROUPS OF ROTC STUDENTS, WITHOUT PREVIOUS FLIGHT INSTRUCTION, WERE GIVEN A HIGH AND AN INTERMEDIATE AMOUNT OF OPERATIONAL FLIGHT TRAINING, RESPECTIVELY. FOLLOWING A FOUR-MONTH PERIOD WITHOUT PRACTICE, THEY WERE TESTED FOR RETENTION. THE FOUR-MONTH INTERVAL WITHOUT PRACTICE RESULTED IN LARGE DECREMENTS IN THE DISCRETE PROCEDURAL ASPECTS OF FLIGHT. IN CONTINUOUS FLIGHT CONTROL, FORGETTING OCCURED ONLY OCCASIONALLY AND IN AMOUNTS JUDGED RELATIVELY INSIGNIFICANT BY INVESTIGATORS. THE DIFFERENTIAL EFFECTS OF NONPRACTICE ON PROCEDURAL VERSUS FLIGHT CONTROL TASKS WERE OBSERVED, EVEN WHERE BOTH TYPES OF TASKS WERE CONDUCTED SIMULTANEOUSLY. IN MOST INSTANCES THERE WAS NO RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AMOUNT FORGOTTEN AND INITIAL LEVEL OF FLYING PROFICIENCY. AT THE END OF THE INTERVAL, THE HIGH INITIAL TRAINING GROUP RETAINED SUPERIORITY OVER THE INTERMEDIATE GROUP. (PRACTICAL APPLICATION AND RESEARCH IMPLICATIONS ARE DISCUSSED. THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES 35 TABLES.) THIS DOCUMENT, AD 637 570, IS AVAILABLE FROM THE CLEARINGHOUSE FOR FEDERAL SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION, SPRINGFIELD, VA. 22151. MICROFICHE $.65. HARDCOPY $3.00. 124 PAGES. (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Naval Training Device Center, Orlando, FL.
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