Accession Number:

AD0648395

Title:

PILOT SIMULATOR PERFORMANCE WITH STANDARD AND VERTICAL READING PRIMARY FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MARTIN CO BALTIMORE MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1959-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

Pilot performance in a flight simulator was objectively measured with 30 Air Force jet qualified pilots using standard and vertical reading primary flight instruments. During the completion of a simulated mission profile, five flight parameters were selectively sampled and scored heading, altitude, mach, vertical rate, and airspeed. Comparing the standard and vertical instruments, the following results were obtained 1 Heading performance with the standard reading side instruments was superior to the vertical instruments. 2 Altitude performance was found to be significantly better with the standard reading instrument. 3 Mach performance was significantly better with the vertical reading instrument. 4 Vertical rate performance indicated no significant differences between standard and vertical reading instruments. 5 Airspeed performance indicated no significant difference between standard and vertical reading instruments.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE