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ERIC Number: ED109346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Behavioral Taxonomy of Undergraduate Pilot Training Tasks and Skills: Taxonomy Refinement, Validation and Operations.
Meyer, Robert P.; And Others
The objective of the study was to analyze and specify the fundamental flying abilities which comprise the training objectives of Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT). Results of the study will be used as a basis for structuring research on and recommendations for improvements in Air Force flying training programs. The flight training maneuvers of UPT were analyzed according to a breakdown of task elements into the cues, mental actions, and motor actions required to accomplish them. Flying tasks analyzed were found to fall into three categories; fundamental transitions, composite transitions, and continuous transitions. A set of classification rules were developed to locate any flying training task element in a specific "pigeon hole" within a taxonomic cubic structure with cues, motor actions, and mental actions serving respectively as the vertical, horizontal, and depth axes of the cube. (Author/NH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Williams AFB, AZ. Flying Training Div.; Design Plus, St. Louis, MO.
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