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Title An analysis of the U.S. pilot population from 1983-2005 [electronic resource] : evaluating the effects of regulatory change / Paul B. Rogers ... [et al.].

Imprint Washington, D.C. : Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Aerospace Medicine, [2009].


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  TD 4.210:09/9    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (iii, 19 p.) : ill.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 19, 2011).
"May 2009."
Type Of Report Final report.
Summary The size of the U.S. civil aviator community has been of interest to researchers, policy makers, and special interest groups. A strict definition for membership in the U.S. pilot population was used that was based on Scientific Information System principles. This approach provides methods for scientists to describe, quantify, and predict changes in this population over the 23-year study period. The Bioinformatics Research Team at the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) analyzed and modeled the counts of the U.S. pilot population using a segmented linear regression model. A dataset was constructed, based upon the methods prescribed by Scientific Information System principles of data construction, from 1983 to 2005. This methodology was selected since the data represent the entire population of pilots, rather than just a sample. Thus, the statistical results are population parameters, rather than estimates, and are not subject to sampling error. The airmen population was constructed and examined for each year of the study period. The criterion for membership of the U.S. civil pilot population is based on the medical examination that each airman must pass to hold a pilot certificate. A segmented linear regression model was chosen because of its flexibility in accounting for any policy changes that occurred over the 23-year study period. The CAMI Scientific Information System provided the foundation to build a segmented linear regression model pertaining to the counts of the U.S. civil pilot population; from these results it was possible for the first time to explain the changing frequencies over time and make fact-based predictions concerning future population numbers. The capability now exists to categorize the population by gender, medical class, age, and experience over a two-decade time period. The model constructed clearly shows a decline in the overall U.S. civil aviator community.
Note "OK-09-0434-JAH."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 18-19).
Funding Sponsored by the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute DOT/FAA/AM-09/9
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL pda
Subject Air pilots -- United States -- Statistics.
Air pilots -- Research.
Aviation medicine -- United States.
Information science.
Medicine and medical research.
Biomedical information systems.
Linear regression analysis.
Gender discrimination.
Medical examination.
Information systems.
Data bases.
Aviation safety.
Added Author Rogers, Paul B.
United States. Office of Aerospace Medicine.
Added Title U.S. pilot population from 1983-2005, evaluating the effects of regulatory change
Other Form: Print version: Analysis of the U.S. pilot population from 1983-2005. Washington, D.C. : Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Aerospace Medicine ; [Ft. Belvior, VA : Available to the public through the Defense Technical Information Center ; Springfield, Va. : Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service, 2009] (OCoLC)406500449
Standard No. DTICE ADA500291
Gpo Item No. 0431-E-04 (online)
Sudoc No. TD 4.210:09/9

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