Accession Number:

AD0840114

Title:

A SURVEY OF AIRCRAFT VISUAL APPROACH SLOPE INDICATORS.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 67-Jun 68,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes descriptions and evaluations of 18 visual approach slope indicators reported in the literature since 1959. Each provides the pilot with visual information, which, when properly interpreted, directs him along a prescribed glidescope to the landing area. Eleven of the indicators were designed for use aboard aircraft carriers, four for use in bare-base operations, and three for use at large complex airfields. A summary which includes the salient advantages and disadvantages of the aids is included. Adoption of a standardized objective evaluation technique is recommended. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Air Navigation and Guidance
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE