TITLE

THE GRAY THREAT: AGING SYSTEMS AND MINDSETS

AUTHOR(S)
Glover, Victor J.
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Sep2010, Vol. 136 Issue 9, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses human errors by the U.S. Armed Forces. It states that the class A mishap rate in the past ten years has been around 1.5 which means that the country loses a soldier or aircraft per month. It mentions that reasons include wearing out of F/A-18 A-D model Hornets and lack of operational and technical details of degraded mode operations. It highlights that the training provided to fleet aviators is precise and not always correct.
ACCESSION #
53882972

 

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