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Title Absorbing and developing qualified fighter pilots : the role of the advanced simulator / Richard S. Marken [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corp., 2007.


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Description 1 online resource (xx, 69 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file
Series RAND Project Air Force
Note "Rand Project Air Force."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-69).
Contents Introduction -- The role of the operational training environment -- High-fidelity simulators with mission training centers -- Experience and development surveys -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendix: Survey results from F-16 pilots at Hill AFB.
Summary What does an individual need to be considered an experienced fighter pilot? The current formal definition is based on how many flying hours a person has, but in practice, the question is more complex and sometimes subjective because an individual requires different kinds of experience for combat positions and staff positions. The authors surveyed training experts to discover practical bases for judgments about the experience needed for different jobs. For flying positions, they found that time in advanced simulators is now also considered to be an important component of experience. Upgrade levels (say, from wingman to flight lead) and types of sorties flown are factors for both flying and staff positions. The results suggest that it is time for the Air Force to consider revising the view that a pilot is experienced or not is based only on the number of hours flown. The Air Force needs to measure and credit different types of experience-including time spent in advanced simulator systems-when revising its definitions of pilot experience.
Note Print version record.
Subject United States. Air Force.
États-Unis. Air Force.
United States. Air Force. (OCoLC)fst00538280
Fighter pilots -- Training of -- United States.
Military & Naval Science.
Law, Politics & Government.
Air Forces.
Pilotes de chasse -- Formation -- États-Unis.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Human Resources & Personnel Management.
Fighter pilots -- Training of. (OCoLC)fst00923990
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Marken, Richard S., 1946-
Project Air Force (U.S.)
Other Form: Print version: Absorbing and developing qualified fighter pilots. Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corp., 2007 9780833041548 0833041541 (DLC) 2007034639 (OCoLC)166255255
ISBN 9780833044457 (electronic bk.)
0833044451 (electronic bk.)
9780833041548 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0833041541 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Report No. RAND/MG-597-AF
Standard No. AU@ 000048833959
AU@ 000051451211
AU@ 000069750947
DEBBG BV043125110
DEBBG BV044129444
DEBSZ 422117099
GBVCP 1008651222
GBVCP 802614841
HEBIS 286893398
NZ1 14167306
NZ1 14239822

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