Accession Number:

ADA030545

Title:

Evaluation of the Sperry ASE Installed in the H-37 Helicopter.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY AVIATION TEST BOARD FORT RUCKER ALA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1959-12-23

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The United States Army has established a requirement for the operation of helicopters under instrument flight conditions, and it has been proved that helicopter instrument flights are both practical and feasible. In order to exploit fully the helicopters capability under instrument conditions, it is necessary to alleviate one of the major deterrents to helicopter instrument flight, that of pilot fatigue. This fatigue is a direct result of the inherent instability of the helicopter. The pilot must devote most of his time and attention to flying the helicopter and is unable to divert sufficient attention to instrument flight procedures.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE