Air Force Pilot Selection Assessments. Tina Strickland Air Force Personnel Operations Agency 2 Nov 04 . TBAS. In 1999, Air Force Training Command requested development of a new skills battery for pilot selection that uses the latest advances in psychomotor and cognitive research
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Air Force Personnel Operations Agency
2 Nov 04
Measures spatial orientation abilities. Participant must determine a UAV’s position relative to a target. Test simultaneously presents a "tracker map" which shows the location and heading of the UAV; and a forward field of view, as seen through a fixed, forward pointing camera of a UAV, which shows a single building surrounded by four parking lots. Task is to click on the parking lot that a computer‑generated voice instructs. Ex: Image the west parking lot. There are 48 questions.
Score: combination of accuracy and speed of responsesTBAS
Directional Orientation Test
Measures multi-tasking skills. This subtest consists of a series of individual tasks and then builds in difficulty by combining tasks.
Horizontal tracking (HTT)
Airplane tracking (ATT)
HTT and ATT
HTT, ATT, and 3-digit listening
HTT, ATT, and 5-digit listeningTBAS
Participants are presented with auditory letters and numbers. They must squeeze the trigger when they hear any of the three (five) specified numbers. The test lasts approximately 3 minutes.
Participants use rudder pedals to keep a box over an airplane as it moves horizontally along the bottom of the screen. The airplane moves at a constant speed and changes direction when it “hits” the side of the screen or if a participant successfully targets it for multiple seconds. The task lasts 3 minutes and level of difficulty (airplane speed) increases as the task progresses.
Airplane Tracking Task
Participants use a joystick to keep the gunsight on the airplane as it moves at a constant rate. The airplane randomly changes direction when it hits the side of the screen or if a participant successfully targets it for multiple seconds. The task lasts 3 minutes and level of difficulty increases as the task progresses.
Combined Airplane and Horizontal Tracking Tasks
Combined Airplane and Horizontal Tracking Task and Dichotic Listening
Emergency Scenario Test