Accession Number:

ADA001808

Title:

The Transition of Experienced Pilots to a Frequency-Separated Aircraft Attitude Display: A Flight Experiment.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV SAVOY AVIATION RESEARCH LAB

Report Date:

1974-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Twenty-four experienced pilots were given one flight in a Link GAT-2 simulator and one flight in a Beechcraft C-45H using either the moving horizon, moving airplane, or frequency-separated attitude display. The flight tasks performed by the subjects included recovery from unknown attitudes, disturbed attitude tracking, and completion of an area navigation course. Data collected in the C-45H aircraft demonstrated superior performance of both the frequency-separated and moving horizon displays when compared to the moving airplane display during unknown attitude recoveries. The frequency-separated display was superior to all others during disturbed-attitude tracking. It was concluded that the flight performance of experienced pilots during their initial transition to a frequency-separated flight attitude presentation is at least comparable and possibly superior to their flight performance with the conventional moving horizon presentation.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE