Accession Number:

AD0628552

Title:

F-101/F-106 FLIGHT SIMULATOR FLASHBLINDNESS EXPERIMENT.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Mar-Jun 65,

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

An investigation was made to determine the effect of flashblindness on aircraft control in the F-106A and the F-101B flight simulators. In addition, a study was made to determine how much cockpit illumination is required to reduce flashblindness to minimum recovery time. It was found that approximately 42 of the flashblinded pilots tested did not accomplish a programed escape maneuver. Instrument panel floodlighting immediately after the flash significantly reduced recovery time. Floodlighting the panel with 300 ft.-c. illumination did not significantly reduce recovery time more than illumination with 100 ft.-c. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE