publication . Doctoral thesis . 1998

An analysis of aviation test scores to characterize Student Naval Aviator disqualification

Wahl, Erich J.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 1998
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited The U.S. Navy uses the Aviation Selection Test Battery (ASTh) to identify those Student Naval Aviator (SNA) applicants most likely to succeed in flight training. Using classification and regression trees, this thesis concludes that individual answers to an ASTh subtest, the Biographical Inventory, are not good predictors of SNA primary flight grades. It also concludes that those SNA who score less than a 6 on the Pilot Biographical Inventory have a significantly higher disqualification rate in primary flight training than those SNA who score a 6 or higher. Those SNA who repeat the taking of the ASTh are more...
free text keywords: Attributes, Attrition, CART, Cross-validation, Disqualification, Partition, Tree
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