Accession Number : AD0744831

Title :   In-Flight Investigation of an Unaugmented Class III Aircraft in the Landing Approach Task, Phase I - Lateral-Directional Study.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO N Y FLIGHT RESEARCH DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Wasserman,Richard ; Eckhart,Franklin F. ; Ledder,Howard J.

Report Date : JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 271

Abstract : An in-flight research program on the handling qualities of Class III airplanes in the landing approach was conducted using the USAF/CAL Total In-Flight Simulator (TIFS) airplane. The Phase I research program discussed in the report consisted of an investigation of lateral-directional handling qualities. A baseline configuration was defined by a set of stability and control derivatives provided by the Air Force. The experiment was based on the evaluation of this configuration and other configurations defined by changes in stability and control derivatives from the baseline values. Seventeen different configurations were evaluated utilizing 3 different pilots. A total of thirty six evaluations was performed.

Descriptors :   (*AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, *FLIGHT SIMULATORS), APPROACH, TRAINING, HANDLING

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE