Accession Number:

AD0683305

Title:

PERIPHERAL VISION CUES: THEIR EFFECT ON PILOT PERFORMANCE DURING INSTRUMENT LANDING APPROACHES AND RECOVERIES FROM UNUSUAL ATTITUDES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OK CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The study explores the effects of peripheral vision cues on the performance of a 20 ATR pilots during simulated instrument landing approaches in a Boeing 720 jet aircraft simulator. Recoveries from unusual attitudes were also investigated. Results of the study suggest that peripheral vision cues 1 improve control of bank angle during instrument approaches 2 may be safely substituted in an emergency for a failed attitude indicator and 3 result in significantly less time being required for recovery from unusual attitudes. Significantly, no reversals were observed during recoveries utilizing peripheral vision cues.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE