Accession Number : AD0737377

Title :   Flight Investigation of the Optimum Energy Flight Path of an F-8D Airplane.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR TEST CENTER PATUXENT RIVER MD

Personal Author(s) : Bryan, F. T. ; Allison, W. A.

Report Date : 04 FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A thirteen flight program was conducted to determine a minimum time optimum energy flight path schedule for a test F-8D airplane and to provide data for a comparison of the time required to achieve equivalent supersonic energy levels when utilizing this schedule and two other pre-determined flight path schedules. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT PATHS, *JET FIGHTERS, ENERGY MANAGEMENT, OPTIMIZATION, FLIGHT TESTING, SCHEDULING.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE