Accession Number : AD0712554


Title :   INVESTIGATION OF CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF AIRDROMES ON ICE 1946-1947. REPORT OF LANDINGS ON ICE AT CAMBRIDGE BAY, CANADA, MAY 1947.


Corporate Author : ARCTIC CONSTRUCTION AND FROST EFFECTS LAB BOSTON MA


Report Date : JUN 1947


Pagination or Media Count : 63


Abstract : Field observations were made of the operation of wheeled aircraft from water supported ice at Cambridge Bay, Victoria Island, Canada for 'Project Beetle'. Observations and studies were made as follows: Effect of airplane wheel loads on ice; Effect of snow cover on operation of wheeled aircraft on ice; Effect of weather on ice formation; Effect of operation of construction and maintenance equipment on ice surfaces; Effect of oil, gasoline and debris on ice surfaces; Construction and maintenance of snow covered ice airfield. (Author)


Descriptors :   *LANDING FIELDS, *AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, *ICE, SNOW, AIRCRAFT TIRES, CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, BRAKING.


Subject Categories : COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL AVIATION


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE