The Advanced Tactical Crew System (ATACS) is the present name for an ongoing planning exercise being performed by a working group (comprised of the Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories (AFWAL) and five other Air Force laboratories) in accordance with a formal charter and direction from the Air Force Systems Command (AFSC). The ATACS working group is charged with the development of a new AFSC technical initiative to develop and demonstrate the cockpit crew system technology for the next generation Air Force fighter class aircraft. In the course of the ATACS planning exercise, the working group obtained information from three separate sources: (1) Ongoing and planned Air Force programs considered to be related to an ATACS initiative; (2) Industry briefings selected from responses to an invitation published in the Commerce Business Daily (23 January 1981) and direct invitations to selected companies known to the working group; and (3) An ATACS Design Team made up of members from several Air Force laboratories charged with performing a concentrated design exercise parallel with the planning activity of the ATACS working group. The Air Force Human Resources Laboratory was asked to advise the ATACS Design Team on issues pertaining to aircrew training and selection as these areas might potentially be impacted by alternative designs for the next generation fighter aircraft. The ideas and recommendations contained in this paper are preliminary and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Laboratory. Neither should they be taken as being descriptive of the full range of potential training and selection issues that might be encountered.