Accession Number : AD0276232

Title :   MILITARY LOCAL FLIGHT ACTIVITY, 21-27 AUGUST 1961

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION AGENCY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : STEECE,PHILIP J.

Report Date : MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Results of a survey of military local flight activity was made by each of the services for the Federal Aviation Agency. Some 49,123 military local flights were reported from 344 locations within the Continental United States. Forty-four percent of the total activity (21,588 flights) was by the Air Force from 193 airfields. The Navy made up 39% of the total with 19,151 local flights from 66 air stations. Army activity was reported from 121 locations for 8,148 flights. or 17%. The Coast Guard reported 246 flights from 12 air stations, less than 1% of the total local activity recorded. These aircraft were flown a total of 88,743 hrs during this period. The distributions of airborne hours by service were almost identical to that by number of flights above. Jet activity made up 55% of the flights and 50% of the airborne hours. Piston aircraft accounted for 30% of the flights and 35% of the hrs. The more recently introduced, and limited number of, turboprop aircraft were flown less than 1% of the total flights and 1% of the total hours. Helicopters were flown 15% of the flights and 14% of the hours during the week. Reserved Airspace was utilized by 17,560 local flights during this period, 36% of the total activity. The Navy was by far the greater user of reserved airspace, with over half of its flights operating within reserved areas. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, AIR TRAFFIC, ARMY AIRCRAFT, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, SCHEDULING, TABLES(DATA)

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