Crew Solo in the F/A-18D

Kanapathy, Ivan
November 2006
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Nov2006, Vol. 132 Issue 11, p66
Conference Proceeding
The article compares various features of crew solo and crew split training of new aviators in aircraft F/A-18D. In crew solo training, a student pilot and a student weapon systems officer travel in the same aircraft. Crew split involves one senior aviator controlling the sensors and communications, and instructing the aircraft with little help from the other junior crewman. F/A-18Ds are reported to have had a 2.36 mishap rate in which the mishap pilot was responsible.


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