AIR NAVIGATION TRAINING AT MATHER AIR FORCE BASE: SYNERGISM BETWEEN HUMANS AND MACHINES

Kevin S. C. Darnell

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Abstract: Navigation training for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and many of our allied nations happens at Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento, California. Training before 1975 occurred through classroom instruction and inflight performance. With the purchase of a dedicated computer, navigation training is now a three element system of’ classroom academics, computer simulations, and inflight instruction. Each training element enhances the student’s ability to make navigational judgments under ,qarying conditions. The Department of Defense continues to adapt to the needs of the military forces. Mather uses slides, tapes, and a computer-aided instruction program to supplement classroom work. Personal computers provide practice on radar and celestial navigation missions. Navigation training moves to Randolph AFB, Texas, in the summer of 1993.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 38, Number 3
Pages: 225 - 234
Cite this article: Darnell, Kevin S. C., "AIR NAVIGATION TRAINING AT MATHER AIR FORCE BASE: SYNERGISM BETWEEN HUMANS AND MACHINES", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 38, No. 3, Fall 1991, pp. 225-234.
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