ERIC Number: ED050347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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The Pilot Training Study: Personnel Flow and the PILOT Model.
Mooz, W. E.
The results of the Rand study of pilot flows and the computer-operated decision model, called the PILOT model, are described. The flows of pilots within the Air Force are caused by policies that require the career-development rotation of pilots from cockpit jobs to desk jobs, the maintenance of a supplement of pilots in excess of cockpit-related needs, the cross-training of pilots from one aircraft system to another, and by factors such as retirement, resignation, promotion, and age limitations on flying status. The model has inputs of pilot requirements by year, aircraft system, and type of pilot, plus appropriate descriptions of the various personnel flows. The outputs are the numbers of graduates required each year from the various formal training schools to meet the need for pilots. Problems concerning future training programs, pilot loss rates, and policy variables controlling pilot flows may be examined with the PILOT model. The model may also be used in conjunction with resource and cost models to obtain pilot requirements and statements of personnel flow policy which are translated directly into annual training costs. For related documents, see AC 010 341-347. (Author/DB)
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Sponsor: Department of the Air Force, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.