Accession Number : AD0724009

Title :   Flight Trials to Discover Whether Peripheral Vision Is Needed for Landing.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Armstrong, B. D.

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The report describes the results of flight trials, at night and in low visibility, with restricted peripheral vision. They were undertaken to discover whether lack of peripheral vision was a major cause of poor landing performance on conventional aircraft flight simulators. The results show that landing performance in flight is almost unaffected by loss of peripheral vision, even in poor visibility. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, *VISION, PILOTS, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, VISIBILITY, NIGHT LANDINGS, GREAT BRITAIN.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE