F-101/F-106 FLIGHT SIMULATOR FLASHBLINDNESS EXPERIMENT.
Rept. for Mar-Jun 65,
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX
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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
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