A Limited Investigation of Probe-and-Drogue Aerial Refueling Tasks to Evaluate Closed-Loop Handling Qualities (HAVE GAS II).
Final rept. 17-22 Apr 97,
AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER EDWARDS AFB CA
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This report presents the results of a limited investigation of three probe and drogue aerial refueling tasks to evaluate longitudinal closed loop handling qualities HAVE GAS II flight test program. The objective was to identify the best of three tasks for evaluating closed-loop probe and drogue aerial refueling AR handling qualities. Testing was conducted at Edwards AFB, California, from 17 to 22 April 1997. Three tasks, an AR hookup, a drogue tracking, and a drogue aiming task were evaluated and compared in this test program. These tasks were performed with two different aircraft, the FA-18B and the NT-33-A. Tanker support was provided by S-3B aircraft from North Island NAS, California. The results of this test will be used to develop an closed-loop, probe and drogue demonstration maneuver for MIL-STD-1797A, Flying Qualities of Piloted Aircraft.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Gliders and Parachutes