COURSE REVERSAL FLIGHT SIMULATOR EVALUATION.
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC FLIGHT STANDARDS SERVICE
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A simulator study was made of procedure turns to establish the distance required to complete the turn when it is begun at a specified point fix. DC-6 and B-720 flight simulators were used in the evaluation. Several types of procedure turn were made at different altitudes. Adverse winds of near maximum expected velocities were applied. The evaluation shows that when a positive radio fix is used to mark the point to commence course reversal, a significant reduction in the required maneuvering area may be expected when a teardrop course reversal is flown in a procedure turn instead of the Classic 4518045 or the 80260 maneuvers. Author
- Military Aircraft Operations