Accession Number : AD0719906

Title :   General Aviation, Naval Aviation and Congestion with an Example from Southern California,

Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA INST OF NAVAL STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Schmid,Stuart G.

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Federal Aviation Authority projections of general aviation activity for 1980 show a 75 percent increase over 1969 levels. Such growth will cause a substantial increase in general aviation traffic in airspace over metropolitan areas, creating difficulties for present users of airspace including the Navy. This paper describes a simple computational model used to translate projected general aviation growth into implied densities and aircraft interaction frequencies. The model is applied to Southern California and a case study is made of Miramar NAS at San Diego. The study shows that Navy operations there will be seriously hampered by general aviation traffic within the decade unless stricter air traffic controls are imposed. Such controls are probably justifiable considering the costs of moving Navy operations out of Miramar in comparison to the costs to general aviation of staying clear of prescribed Navy airspace. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*NAVAL AIR STATIONS, *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS), PILOTS, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, NAVAL PERSONNEL, AVIATION SAFETY, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, PREDICTIONS, FLIGHT PATHS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, PLANNING

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Terminal Flight Facilities
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE