ERIC Number: ED172018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Air Combat Training: Good Stick Index Validation. Final Report for Period 3 April 1978-1 April 1979.
Moore, Samuel B.; And Others
A study was conducted to investigate and statistically validate a performance measuring system (the Good Stick Index) in the Tactical Air Command Combat Engagement Simulator I (TAC ACES I) Air Combat Maneuvering (ACM) training program. The study utilized a twelve-week sample of eighty-nine student pilots to statistically validate the Good Stick Index (GSI) as an objective measure of pilot air combat skill, to compare GSI measures to the subjective judgment of ACM skill made by instructor pilots, to investigate improvements as a measure of ACM skill, and to evaluate GSI's utility as a training aid. (GSI utilizes four parameters as indicators of air combat skill: time in gun firing envelope, average mil error, offensive/ defensive time, and time to first kill.) It was concluded from analysis of the data that the GSI was a measure of ACM skill with contributory parameters consistent with intuitive expert opinion and with an acceptable level of accurate assessment of skill in the simulator. The GSI score was judged to be useful in evaluating individual and group learning within training programs in ACM. The individual parameters comprising the GSI were found usable as teaching guides. (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.
Authoring Institution: Vought Corp., Dallas, TX.
Identifiers: Air Force; Good Stick Index; United States
Note: Not available in hard copy due to light print