ERIC Number: ED109423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
T-4G Simulator and T-4 Ground Training Devices in USAF Undergraduate Pilot Training.
Woodruff, Robert R.; Smith, James F.
The objective of the project was to investigate the utility of using an A/F37A-T4G T-37 flight simulator within the context of Air Force undergraduate pilot training. Twenty-one subjects, selected from three undergraduate pilot training classes, were given contact flight training in a TP4G/EPT simulator before going to T-37 aircraft for further training. Fourteen of these subjects were also given instrument training in the T-4G/EPT before completing such training in the aircraft. The remaining seven subjects received instrument training in the UPT T-4 instrument and procedures trainer. A specially designed syllabus was used which incorporated batch training, proficiency advancement, and other revised instructional strategies. Check pilot scores for each of the instructional phases were used in comparing performances of the experimental subjects with those of the conventionally trained students. Results indicate devices having the capabilities of the T-4G could be used to achieve an average saving per student of three aircraft hours in contact flight training and ten hours in instrument training. Results also indicate a savings of eight aircraft hours could be achieved in instrument training by using the specially devised syllabus of instruction with existing T-4 instrument trainers. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.; Air Force Human Resources Lab., Williams AFB, AZ. Flying Training Div.