Accession Number:

AD0766899

Title:

Simulated Ground-Level STOL Runway/Aircraft Evaluation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 70-Jul 72,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

174.0

Abstract:

A De Havilland DHC-6, Series 100 Twin Otter was flown by a representative group of pilots on various steep-gradient approaches onto a ground-level STOL runway. Approximately 800 approaches and landings were accomplished to provide a data base to approve a first-generation STOL operation. Areas investigated included Aircraft handling and response on steep-gradient approaches with various approach electronic beam sensitivities location of the ground point of intercept co-located versus split localizerglide slope signal source obstacle clearance requirements field length requirements and influence of command-steering on aircraftpilot performance. Author

Subject Categories:

  • VSTOL

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE