Accession Number:

ADA001038

Title:

Flight Test of Diamond and Other Proportioned Runway Paint Markings for Glide Slope Guidance.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 72-Jun 74,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Report Date:

1974-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The glide slope guidance value of three patterns of specially proportioned paint markings on the approach end of a small airport runway was evaluated in a flight test which also included approaches using a redwhite VASI and approaches using only normal visual cues. Both private and professional pilots were instructed to approach on a glide slope such that the special paint markings, a diamond, an ellipse, or a pair of rectangles, appeared square or of equal dimensions in length and width. Results indicated that approaches made with the specially proportioned paint markings were similar to approaches made using only normal cues.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE