Accession Number : AD0660024

Title :   STUDY OF CERTAIN EQUIPMENT USED IN SIMULATED BLIND FLYING. PHASE C. EXPERIMENTAL STUDY.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s) : Fitzpatrick,R. ; Flanagan,J. C.

Report Date : 31 MAY 1949

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Phase C consisted of an experimental comparison of two simulated blind flying systems with respect to safety. The ability of a safety-pilot to perceive objects outside the cockpit was tested with each of the two systems: Regular Blue-Amber and Venetian Blind. The data provide some substantiation for the belief that both systems, as used, meet at least minimum safety requirements. Most subjects were able to identify a considerable number of the targets with both amber panels and the Blind.

Descriptors :   (*FLIGHT SIMULATORS, *INSTRUMENT FLIGHT), AVIATION SAFETY, PILOTS, VISIBILITY, COLORS, VISUAL PERCEPTION, EYEGLASSES, WINDSHIELDS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE