Accession Number:

ADA001934

Title:

Three-Inch Vertical Tape Altimeter and Airspeed-Mach Indicator Evaluation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

INSTRUMENT FLIGHT CENTER RANDOLPH AFB TEX

Report Date:

1974-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The Research and Development Division of the USAF Instrument Flight Center conducted a pilot factors evaluation of a three-inch altimeter and a three-inch tape airspeed-mach indicator to determine the utilitysuitability of the displays. Approximately 35 hours were flown by nine subject pilots using a T-39 as the test bed for evaluating the displays. From the responses to these questionnaires, it was deemed inadvisable to adopt the altimeter as a primary flight instrument because misinterpretation of altitude remains a problem. However, the tape airspeed-mach indicator was found acceptable as a primary flight instrument.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE