Accession Number : ADA259012


Title :   Adverse Weather Test Site Selection Study


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 1991-31 May 1992


Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Christy, Steven R ; Comoglio, Ronald L ; Hauser, Robert G ; Lefevre, Randy J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259012.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 94


Abstract : This report details the percent frequency of occurrence of the adverse weather testing criteria (as outlined in AFFTC-TIH-88-004) for five airfields: Keflavik, Iceland; Goose Bay, Canada; Bodo, Norway; Volk Field, WI; and Dover AFB, DE. The data assists selection of a single location best suited, climatologically, to perform flight testing. Criteria tested and weather conditions evaluated include artificial and natural in-flight icing and rain; wet, slushy, and icy runway/taxiway performance and handling qualities; freezing rain exposure; engine water ingestion on the ground and in-flight; evaluation of instrument flight rules (IFR) capability; evaluation of the effects of corrosive atmospheric pollutants; and turbulent flight evaluation. Numerous tables and graphs an used to demonstrate the percent frequency differences of the adverse weather conditions between the five locations.... Climatology, Adverse weather testing, Adverse weather site selection, Flight testing.


Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TESTING , *SITE SELECTION , FREQUENCY , GRAPHS , ICE FORMATION , RAIN , CLIMATOLOGY , TAXIWAYS , ATMOSPHERICS , INSTRUMENT FLIGHT , RUNWAYS , HANDLING , FREEZING , ENGINES , LANDING FIELDS , POLLUTANTS


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Meteorology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE