Flight screening of military pilots in Poland


flight screening
military pilots
air force
aviation training safety

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Bogusz, D. (2021). Flight screening of military pilots in Poland. Safety & Defense, 7(2), 119-131. https://doi.org/10.37105/sd.120


This article diagnoses and evaluates the process of selecting and preparing candidates for military pilots in Poland. The presented changes in the screening training system are to help with understanding the principles of organizing an effective system of recruitment and selection of military pilots at present. It also indicates directions for improvement. The organization of initial flight screening contributes to improving the efficiency of flight training and can serve as a model for use by flight training systems in other countries.

The purpose of the article is to diagnose and evaluate recruitment and selection of candidates for military pilots in Polish Armed Forces.

The  problem  that  the  author addresses is expressed  in  the following  question: in  what  directions should the current solutions in the selection and training of candidates for military pilots, be improved in order to reduce the attrition rate at subsequent stages of flight training in the future?

The research has been conducted at the Military University of Aviation using case study methods. The theoretical research methods, such as analysis and synthesis of information contained in literature and source materials, conclusions and comparison were used to develop the article. In order to confirm the conclusions drawn with the use of theoretical methods, an empirical method was used, which consisted in examining the opinions with the use of expert interviews. Experts were selected from the group of commanders of training units and military pilots involved in selection training, who had an impact on the applicable aviation training and recruitment system in Polish Armed Forces.

The results shows main directions of military pilots initial flight screening improvement.



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