Technical Support of the Wall Street/Battery Park City Heliport MLS (Microwave Landing System) Project.
Technical note Jan-Jun 85,
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ
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During the winter and spring of 1985, the Federal Aviation Administration FAA Eastern Region in conjunction with the Guidance and Airborne Systems Branch at the FAA Technical Center conducted a demonstration of a Microwave Landing System MLS located at a downtown heliport. This report describes both the industryuser and FAA Technical Center activities during the evaluation period. It describes the evaluation methodology and addresses topics concerning both technical and operational issues. It also describes the helicopter procedures flown during this evaluation and provides an analysis of signal coverage and the users subjective opinions concerning the acceptability and perceived workload associated with these procedures. It was concluded that MLS to heliports is a viable asset to the helicopter Instrument Flight Rules IFR community, however, its full benefits may not be realized in the Battery ParkWall Street area without revisiting the necessity and demand for the New York Terminal Control Area TCA Visual Flight Rules VFR operating exclusion area. Author
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Air Navigation and Guidance