Accession Number:

ADA239511

Title:

Effect of Wind Over Deck Conditions on Aircraft Approach Speeds for Carrier Landings

Descriptive Note:

Summary rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIR VEHICLE AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Aircraft Approach Speeds measured during NADC photographic surveys of operational carrier landings have been higher than anticipated when compared to NATOPS recommended approach speed curves. The cause of this increase in approach speed is identified as the increase in the wind over deck, above minimum recovery head wind requirements, available during actual carrier landings.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE