A Study on the Aptitude Test of Helicopter Pilots - Based on the Diagnostic Model -

헬리콥터 조종사의 적성검사에 관한 연구 - 진단 모형을 중심으로 -

  • 김종필 (충남대학교 군사학과) ;
  • 김상철 (공주대학교 군사과학정보학과) ;
  • 설현주 (충남대학교 국가안보융합학부)
  • Received : 2020.09.07
  • Accepted : 2020.09.24
  • Published : 2020.09.30


Securing excellent pilots is not only directly linked to the military's improved combat capabilities, but also a way to minimize human and property losses from aircraft accidents. Therefore, a scientific method is needed to diagnose pilot aptitude from the pilot selection process and select those with high accident potential, those who are dropped out of the flight training process, and those who are not suitable for pilot life in advance. Developed countries have implemented pilot aptitude tests to solve these problems early on, but so far, the Korean Army has not introduced a pilot aptitude test system that uses diagnostic tools in the helicopter pilot selection process. Therefore, in this study, scientific diagnostic tools are developed for selecting helicopter pilots, and through this, it is predicted that the number of people who are likely to be dropped out of the training course and who have the potential for accidents will be selected in advance and eliminated in the selection process. In this context, prior research examined the key factors involved in the pilot aptitude test. Through this, the aptitude test items were developed and aptitude tests were conducted on student pilots currently in flight training, and the results of flight training were analyzed.



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