Accession Number : AD0748461

Title :   Pilot Evaluation of Handling Qualities,

Corporate Author : CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO N Y

Personal Author(s) : Harper,Robert P. , Jr

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The report discusses the assessment of handling quality characteristics Since handling qualities deal with the teamed product, both elements -- pilot and airplane -- must be represented in order to assess handling qualities. One cannot simply examine the time history of the response of an airplane to a particular control input and assess, in an intuitive engineering sense, whether such a response will be good or bad when employed by a pilot in a mission. Rather, it is necessary to examine the suitability of the pilot-airplane combination for accomplishing the mission. Some of the important factors which affect the quality or applicability of pilot assessment of the handling qualities of airborne vehicles are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRCRAFT, HANDLING), PILOTS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), MOTIVATION, FLIGHT TESTING

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE