Development of an Individualized Ground Training Program for DC-10 Flight Crews 710472

In an effort to reduce flight crew ground training time, while at the same time maximizing learning efficiency, American Airlines is making use of specialized, individualized, programmed instruction, with increased emphasis on the use of “hands-on” training equipment, to transition experienced crewmen to the DC-10 airplane. This paper explains the concept of identifying the specific operating requirements unique to this airplane and the development of a program to train crewmen to proficiently perform these operating requirements. It also covers briefly the principal training hardware developed to support this program.


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