ERIC Number: ED056274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
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Effects of 'Real World' Radio Chatter on Mid-Phase Instrument Ground Trainer Proficiency: A Pilot Study.
Goebel, Ronald A.; And Others
Under a background condition of either recorded radio chatter or no radio chatter, the individual performances of two flights of mid-phase instrument student pilots were measured during a simulated instrument cross-country mission in the T-38 ground trainer. Operational constraints prevented the exercise of optimal experimental controls, thereby precluding definitive conclusions concerning the effects of radio chatter on performance. Nevertheless, the study established certain methodological guidelines for future research. Additionally, analysis of the comments of those students receiving radio chatter revealed that the vast majority reacted favorably and enthusiastically to the chatter because it afforded the mission a high degree of realism. (Author)
Descriptors: Auditory Stimuli, Flight Training, Military Personnel, Performance Tests, Radio, Simulation, Training Methods, Young Adults
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-727 054, MF $.95, HC $3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Williams AFB, AZ.