The Use of Wide-Angle Cinematic Simulators in Pilot Training.
Final rept. Jun 70-Jun 72,
ANACAPA SCIENCES INC SANTA BARBARA CALIF
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In a previous program a wide-angle 160 deg motion picture system was developed and 70-mm films were produced to simulate the visual experience of low-altitude flight. This study was conducted to evaluate and define the best application of this device to pilot training. Three training applications--chart interpretation, coastal entry orientation, and enroute visual pilotage--were found to satisfy the criteria of being amenable to cinematic training, operationally important, and in need of improvement in the present training system. A training program involving a combination of classroom instruction and simulator practice was developed and described. In addition a separately titled report NAVTRAEQUIPCEN Technical Report 70-C-0306-2, Chart interpretation in Low Altitude Flight was produced. This volume summarizes the special characteristics of the low-altitude visual scene and the inherent limitations of aeronautical charts as representations of the earths surface. It is intended to supplement the training received in the proposed cinematic simulator. Modified author abstract
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