Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Operational Sciences
Raymond R. Hill, PhD
The initiative to reduce the Air Forces serious pilot shortage lead to the Pilot Training Next (PTN) program. Under PTN, student pilots progress at an individual rate while making increased use of simulator-based training resources. A previous thesis used data from the first PTN class to conceptualize and prototype a student training flight scheduler. This scheduler did not consider training events required to bring students back to achieved levels of performance if in fact that student performance had regressed. This thesis examines three classes of PTN student data to determine whether student regression in training progression can be detected. A visual and two machine learning-based methods are examined and found to not predict training regression in PTN student pilots.
DTIC Accession Number
Gaines, Alex R., "An Examination of Potential Training Regression Recognition Algorithms for Pilot Training Next" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 4924.