Aircrew Training and Assessment is designed for professionals in the aviation psychology, human factors, assessment and evaluation, vocational, technical, educational psychology, and educational technology communities. It explores the state of the art in the training and assessment of aircrews and includes a review and description of the use of simulations in the area of aircrew training and assessment.
An aircrew consists of one or more persons who are responsible for achieving a mission goal through use of an aircraft. Depending on one's point of view, an aircrew can be as small as one pilot flying a single-seat aircraft, or as large as a full crew operating an airliner. Despite advances in aircrew selection and human factors engineering techniques, the need for better aircrew training is still readily apparent. For example, in the military, the missions requiring aircrews keep getting more complex. Simulation is used extensively in both military and civilian training to deal with this complexity.
The book is organized into two major sections: models and tools for training of aircrews and models and tools for assessment of aircrew training. Both military and civilian environments are covered, as well as individual and team training.
"For anyone seriously interested in the design and assessment of aircrew training, this book will be a very useful guide to what is or soon will be in the world of aircrew simulation and training."
—Ergonomics in Design
"…sets out to explore the state of the art in aircrew training and assessment and provide its readers with enough information to allow them to make informed decisions about civil and military aircrew training and assessment….this book is easy to read and packed full of useful information with several chapters presenting interesting studies with promising results and extensive lists of reference for further reading."
"…this book is easy to read and packed full of useful information with several chapters presenting interesting studies with promising results and extensive lists of references for further reading."
Contents: D.H. Andrews, J.N. GoodBook Introduction and Overview of Military Aircrew Training. Part I:Models and Tools for Training of Aircrews. H.L. Taylor, T.W. Emanuel, Jr., A Civil Aviation View of Aircrew Training. D.H. Andrews, R.A. Thurman, An Instructional Systems Development Primer for Aircrew Training. R.P. Jensen, G. Boyle, J. Fuller, User Involvement in Development of Aircrew Training Systems. C.A. Bowers, F. Jentsch, E. Salas, Establishing Aircrew Competencies: A Comprehensive Approach for Identifying CRM Training Needs. R.A. Thurman, T. Russo, Using Virtual Reality for Training. H.F. O'Neil,Jr., R.E. Mayer, H.E. Herl, C. Niemi, K. Olin, R.A. Thurman, Instructional Strategies for Virtual Aviation Training Environments. R.T. Nullmeyer, V.A. Spiker, Simulation-Based Mission Rehearsal and Human Performance. P. Crane, D. Guckenberger, Above Real-Time Training. G. Klein, How Can We Train Pilots to Make Better Decisions? Part II:Models and Tools for Assessment of Aircrew Training. S. Alessi, Simulation Design for Training and Assessment. D.J. Dwyer, E. Salas, Principles of Performance Measurement for Ensuring Aircrew Training Effectiveness. H.F. O'Neil,Jr., S. Wang, G. Chung, H.E. Herl, Assessment of Teamwork Skills Using Computer-Based Teamwork Simulation. K.K. Niall, B. Pierce, Assessment of Virtual Requirements for Flight Simulation. W.C. Moor, D.H. Andrews, R.T. Nullmeyer, B. Burright, Benefit-Cost and Cost-Effectiveness Systems Analysis for Evaluating Simulation for Aircrew Training Systems. S.G. Schiflett, L.R. Elliott, Synthetic Team Training Environments: Application to Command and Control Aircrews.