Proposed Control Tower and Cockpit Visibility Readouts Based on an Airport-Aircraft Information Flow System
TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA
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The problem of displaying visibility information to both controller and pilot is discussed in the context of visibility information flow in the airport-aircraft system. The optimum amount of visibility information, as well as its rate of flow and display, depends both on the needs of the pilot during landing and on the air traffic control philosophy tactical or strategic chosen. A rationale is provided to assist in the selection of flow rates and readouts. The relationship of visibility information to the magnitude of terminal information handled by the pilot is discussed. Several display formats are proposed, including one for the traffic controller and three different options for the pilot.
- Air Navigation and Guidance