ERIC Number: ED112121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
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Flying Training at West Point.
Cannon, M. Hamlin
During World War Two the United States Military Academy operated a three-year program of instruction. Superimposed on this abbreviated curriculum was full-scale pilot training program. The emphasis of this study is on the problems that arose as a result. Included is a summary of responses to a questionnaire on the value of the flying training which was sent to all living Military Academy graduates of the war years. The emergence of air power as a major factor in the victories of World War Two and the defense of the nation in the postwar years strengthened the conviction that only a separate air academy would enable the Air Force to fulfill the obligations placed upon it by the nation. The West Point experience furnished telling arguments in favor of the proposal. It was also invaluable to Air Force planners in determining the organization and curriculum of the Air Force Academy. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Programs, Flight Training, Graduate Surveys, History, Military Schools, Military Training, Program Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (AD-A008 083/8GA; HC $5.25, MF $2.25)
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Authoring Institution: Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO.