Accession Number : AD0762717

Title :   Influence of Pilot and Aircraft Characteristics on Structural Loads in Operational Flight,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Sturgeon,J. R.

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Some handling problems met in operational conditions are described and compared with flight test conditions. It is concluded that errors in flight instrumentation and physiological cues have a substantial influence on control capability. A unified strategy for flight in all operational conditions is required to reduce these problems. A strategy, aimed at minimising structural loads and aerodynamic problems in all flight conditions, is proposed that will restore to pilot and autopilot controlled flying the positive stability in pitch and yaw which is a classic requirement for aircraft operating in the 'stick free' mode. Proposals are made for improving the requirements of flight instruments to reduce control problems during complex maneuvers and flight in severe wind shear conditions.

Descriptors :   (*FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS, *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*AIRCRAFT, *MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS), AUTOMATIC PILOTS, PILOTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), TAKEOFF, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, FLIGHT TESTING, INSTRUMENT FLIGHT, LOADS(FORCES)

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE