Evaluation of the Modified Bendix AAU 19A/A AIMS Altimeter.
INSTRUMENT FLIGHT CENTER RANDOLPH AFB TEX
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The USAF Instrument Flight Center, Research and Development Division IFCRD, evaluated the modified Bendix AAU 19AA AIMS altimeter from a pilot factors point of view. The emphasis was placed on hang and lope deficiencies noted during the original IFC evaluation of the Bendix AAU 19AA altimeter IFC TR-73-2. Three different types of aircraft were used for the evaluation -- a T-38 was used to investigate high performance capabilities of the altimeter while another altimeter was installed in a T-39 and a third in a T-29 to evaluate the altimeters performance in a slower airspeed regime. Experienced instructor pilots from IFCRD and several Instrument Pilot Instructor School IPIS student pilots evaluated the altimeter during 45 missions totaling approximately 60 hours of flying time. Modified author abstract
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