Accession Number:

ADA275886

Title:

Flight Technical Error for Category B Non-Precision Approaches and Missed Approaches Using Non-Differential GPS for Course Guidance

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 92-Mar 93,

Corporate Author:

JOHN A VOLPE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA

Report Date:

1993-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

Twelve general aviation pilots flew a Beechcraft Baron an 93 non- precision instrument approaches using a non-differential GPS receiver modified to satisfy selected functional requirements specified in TSO-C129. The purposes of the effort were to determine if the CDI sensitivity levels specified in the TSO were flyable by GA pilots and if flight technical error could be contained within trapezoids defined by TERPS criteria specified for approaches using off- site VORs. Pilots rated the sensitivity levels flyable, and flight technical error was well within VOR TERPS limits. Pilot performance during missed approaches, and the use of GPS in the terminal area during IFR and VFR operations were identified as areas requiring additional research. GPS, Navigation, TERPS, Pilot performance, Instrument approaches, Flight technical error.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE