Accession Number:

AD0726280

Title:

Prevention of Aircraft Loss of Control Using a Simple Head-Up Display.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 69-Dec 70,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

To evaluate the concept of a simple head-up display HUD as an aid to noninstrument-rated pilots of encountering reduced flight visibility conditions, two versions of such a display were flown by six pilots. The subject pilots were pretested to insure that they could not perform standard maneuvers when outside visual reference and panel attitude instruments were obscured leaving only the altimeter, airspeed indicator, gyroscopic direction indicator, gyroscopic rate-of-turnslip-skid indicator and clock. Given either of the HUD instruments and a partial panel of basic instruments, plus a brief indoctrination in the use of the HUD, the pilots showed marked impovement in preservation of aircraft control. The opinions of expert observers suggest that, with a few hours of additional training, inexperienced pilots would be able to employ a simple HUD with a further improvement of aircraft safety when penetrating adverse weather.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE