Accession Number : AD0285455

Title :   HELIPORT LIGHTING DESIGN SOLUTIONS TO PILOT INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS

Corporate Author : HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH INC MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : VIRNELSON,T.R. ; VAUGHAN,W.S. JR.

Report Date : DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Information items which the helicopter pilot must obtain visually from outside the cockpit during an approach and landing are listed. Under each information item are described those proposed, existing, and previously-used visual aids which provide that item. Diagrams of the aids are included where necessary and available evaluations are summarized. Marking and lighting designs for helicopter landing areas, which incorporate several of the previously-described aids, are presented in three classes: military designs for tactical use, designs for use at small metropolitan heliports, and designs for use at runway-type heliports. Diagrams are provided for most designs and evaluations are summarized where available. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIRPORTS, *LANDING AIDS, *LANDING FIELDS, BEACON LIGHTS, DESIGN, DRIFT, FLIGHT PATHS, HELICOPTERS, HOVERING, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, LANDING, MARKER LIGHTS, PILOTS, RUNWAYS, WIND DIRECTION INDICATORS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE