Determining the Utility of Expanded Pitch Scale and Flightpath Angle as Display Parameters.
INSTRUMENT FLIGHT CENTER RANDOLPH AFB TEX
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The Research and Development Division of the USAF Instrument Flight Center USAFIFCRD conducted a pilot factors evaluation to determine the utility of expanded pitch scale and flightpath angle FPA as display parameters. Ten subject pilots from the Instrument Flight Center participated in this evaluation. Each subject pilot flew three sorties of approximately 1.3 hours duration in the RD NT-38 aircraft. Based on the responses of the subject pilots and observations of the project pilot, the Instrument Flight Center recommends expanded pitch be displayed on the ADI and FPA be displayed on the right side of the ADI. If a Head-Up Display HUD is available, then FPA should be displayed on the HUD. A further study should be conducted to determine the use of flightpath angle and expanded pitch in the high dynamic flight environment. Author
- Flight Control and Instrumentation
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems