Helicopter Display Improvement Study
AIR FORCE INSTRUMENT FLIGHT CENTER RANDOLPH AFB TX
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This Technical Note, IFC-TN-75-1, presents the results of the USAF Instrument Flight Center Helicopter Display Improvement Study CDG-PFH-1. A representative cross-section of active duty Air Force Helicopter Pilots were sampled by means of a questionnaire. The returned questionnaires provide a data base of approximately 20 of the active helicopter force. Pilots responded to questions directed at their current instrument panels, as well as future panel designs with instrument location, lighting, and operation being addressed. Specific displays were also treated in that pilots were asked to rate their attitude indicators, altimeters, heading indicators and airspeed displays. The desirability of stability augmentation systems, as well as the priority the pilots place on augmenting the various axes is also established. The remaining questions treated helicopter flight directors, tape displays, navigation systems and the control and performance concept of instrument flying.
- Flight Control and Instrumentation
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems