Accession Number : AD0284861

Title :   DETERMINATION OF A3D ANGLE OF ATTACK SETTING FOR CARRIER APPROACH

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR TEST CENTER PATUXENT RIVER MD

Personal Author(s) : SMITH,A.A. JR. ; FRAASA,D.G.

Report Date : 31 AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The optimum approach angle of attack (AOA) was determined for the model A3D airplane and operational inconsistencies with a standardized approach AOA were investigated. A standardized approach AOA is not feasible until Airstream Direction Detector orientation with respect to the wing is standardized. Numerous AOA system maintenance discrepancies are noted. Recommendations are made concerning present use of the AOA system, eventual standardization of approach AOA and improved system maintenance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ATTACK BOMBERS, ANGLE OF ATTACK, ATTITUDE INDICATORS, CARRIER LANDINGS, EFFECTIVENESS, FLIGHT PATHS, GLIDE PATH SYSTEMS, JET BOMBERS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE