Accession Number : AD0635122

Title :   EFFECTS OF PILOT TECHNIQUE ON MINIMUM APPROACH SPEED.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR TEST CENTER PATUXENT RIVER MD

Personal Author(s) : BEZANSON, A. F.

Report Date : 17 FEB 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The report consists of comments on the role of the stick and throttle in making altitude changes on the glide slope and characteristics which affect the selection of optimum approach speed with special emphasis on the F8U-1 and F4D-1 airplanes. It is concluded that the primary factors in establishing the role of the stick and throttle in obtaining vertical maneuvering capability (ability to make altitude corrections) on the glide slope are: the shape of the thrust required curve at the optimum approach airspeed; effectiveness of longitudinal control in making altitude corrections at the optimum approach airspeed and effectiveness of throttle adjustment in making altitude corrections at the optimum approach airspeed. Where the optimum approach airspeed is determined by vertical maneuvering capability, the combination of longitudinal control and throttle adjustments necessary to produce the optimum maneuvering capability must be used. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*THROTTLING, APPROACH), (*CONTROL STICKS, APPROACH), (*APPROACH, AIRSPEED), (*PILOTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, MANEUVERABILITY, THRUST, STABILITY

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE