Accession Number : AD0689775

Title :   COURSE REVERSAL FLIGHT SIMULATOR EVALUATION.

Descriptive Note : Project rept.,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC FLIGHT STANDARDS SERVICE

Personal Author(s) : Bryant, Barney B.

Report Date : JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : A simulator study was made of procedure turns to establish the distance required to complete the turn when it is begun at a specified point (fix). DC-6 and B-720 flight simulators were used in the evaluation. Several types of procedure turn were made at different altitudes. Adverse winds of near maximum expected velocities were applied. The evaluation shows that when a positive radio fix is used to mark the point to commence course reversal, a significant reduction in the required maneuvering area may be expected when a 'teardrop' course reversal is flown in a procedure turn instead of the Classic '45/180/45' or the '80/260' maneuvers. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TURNING FLIGHT, OPERATIONS RESEARCH), FLIGHT SIMULATORS, FLIGHT PATHS, APPROACH, WIND, FLIGHT TESTING.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE