Influence of Pilot and Aircraft Characteristics on Structural Loads in Operational Flight,
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)
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Some handling problems met in operational conditions are described and compared with flight test conditions. It is concluded that errors in flight instrumentation and physiological cues have a substantial influence on control capability. A unified strategy for flight in all operational conditions is required to reduce these problems. A strategy, aimed at minimising structural loads and aerodynamic problems in all flight conditions, is proposed that will restore to pilot and autopilot controlled flying the positive stability in pitch and yaw which is a classic requirement for aircraft operating in the stick free mode. Proposals are made for improving the requirements of flight instruments to reduce control problems during complex maneuvers and flight in severe wind shear conditions.
- Flight Control and Instrumentation