Accession Number:

AD0777839

Title:

Study of Control Force Limits for Female Pilots

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OK CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST

Report Date:

1973-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The study described in this paper was the second phase in a ground- based control force testing program conducted by the University of Oklahoma and the Civil Aeromedical Institute of the Federal Aviation Administration located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A Convair-340 simulator, modified to conform to a typical civil aviation aircraft, was used for the study. Female pilots were used as subjects. The data show that the current FAR 23.143 control force limits for general aviation aircraft are too high for a majority of U.S. female pilots. Data on strength capabilities of women for operating aircraft controls are presented in the form of prediction equations for level of control force versus time. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civilian Aircraft
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE