ERIC Number: ED056278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Systems Approach to C-130E Aircrew Transitional Training. Final Report.
Valverde, Horace H.; Burkett, Bob P.
The report describes the development and evaluation of a Tactical Air Command (TAC) C-130E transitional aircrew training program based on a systems approach. The systems approach to training emphasizes the importance of specifying objectives derived from a task analysis of the aircrew member's job. A training program was prepared to develop proficiency in the specific duties required of the C-130E pilot, co-pilot, and flight engineer. The training program was designed to be highly job relevant and included multimedia and self-instructional materials. Training objectives were derived from a task analysis of the C-130E aircrew members' job requirements. Aircrew flight training course materials and various training media were prepared based on the specific end-of-course objectives. The training program was evaluated over a six-month period, revised as needed, and implemented by TAC in the USAF formal school for C-130E transitional training for all military services. The results were as follows: students in the new course achieved all training objectives; classroom instruction was reduced about 50%; flying hours were reduced from 45 to 35 hours; length of training was reduced 37% per trainee; pilots and co-pilots, graduates of the new course, were rated significantly higher by their supervisors than were graduates of the old course; there was no significant difference in ratings received by the two flight engineer groups; and verified annual savings of about five million dollars was realized. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Programs, Flight Training, Instructional Materials, Military Personnel, Program Evaluation, Systems Approach, Task Analysis, Training Methods
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-727 055 MF $0.95, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
Identifiers: Tactical Air Command