Accession Number : ADA090052


Title :   Study of Helicopter Performance and Terminal Instrument Procedures


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : PACER SYSTEMS INC ARLINGTON VA


Personal Author(s) : DeLucien, A G ; Green, D L ; Price, H R ; Smith, F D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a090052.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 188


Abstract : In an effort to provide data needed to examine the feasibility of new procedures and criteria for terminal instrument procedures, this study effort addresses helicopter IFR operations in two parts. First, it documents, in a collective sense, the Instrumental Meteorological Conditions and Visual Meteorological Conditions performance capabilities of currently IFR-certified helicopters. A number of proposed helicopter procedures are analyzed for their suitability for further consideration or experimental testing, considering the current helicopter parametric performance envelopes. Second, helicopter instrument procedures are addressed in the long-term sense and recommendations are offered for development of post-1985 operations.


Descriptors :   *HELICOPTERS , *FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS , *TERMINAL FLIGHT FACILITIES , METEOROLOGICAL DATA , HANDLING , WORK MEASUREMENT , STANDARDIZATION , HANDBOOKS , TEST METHODS , PILOTS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)


Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Terminal Flight Facilities


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE