Low-Level Flight Simulation: Vertical Cues
Interim rept. Sep 1980-Aug 1981
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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This report presents the results of two studies investigating the impact of variations in vertical cue characteristics on pilot performance on a simulated low-level flight task. The studies were conducted in the Advanced Simulator for Pilot Training in its F-16 configuration. Subjects were pilots transitioning to the F-16 aircraft. The experimental task consisted of flying a course that had irregularly placed vertical cues. The pilots task was to maintain an assigned altitude and airspeed. The pilots ability to maintain the specified altitude was analyzed for level flight and turning flight. The frequency of terrain crashes was also monitored.
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