The Pilot Training Study

A Cost-Estimating Model for Undergraduate Pilot Training

by S. L. Allison


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A computer model for estimating the resources required and the costs for any given configuration of the USAF undergraduate pilot training (UPT) system. The model can be used to measure the effects of alternative policies and conditions, such as changes in required number of graduates, course syllabus, and training facilities. Inputs are data specifying the number of UPT graduates required, course syllabus requirements, instructor-student ratios, number of aircraft and simulators available, aircraft and simulator utilization rates, facilities available, and cost relationships. Outputs are the manpower, equipment, and facilities required for the described program. The model incorporates three costing concepts basic to most military costing studies: (1) analysis based on incremental costs; (2) all categories of cost included in the incremental cost computation; (3) no cost amortization. The model can be used independently or with other pilot training models. Appendixes describe the Survival School model and list the FORTRAN IV and JOSS programs for it. (See also RM-6080 through RM-6082, RM-6084 through RM-6087.)

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