Accession Number : AD0766466

Title :   Chart Interpretation in Low-Altitude Flight.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1970-1971,

Corporate Author : ANACAPA SCIENCES INC SANTA BARBARA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : McGrath,James J.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The report discusses the use of wide angle cinematic simulators in pilot training intended to augment the training received by U.S. Navy replacement pilots undertaking advanced flight training in low-altitude attack operations. Since chart interpretation is essentially a process of correlating the actual visual scene with its representation on an aeronautical chart, the special characteristics of the low-altitude visual scene and the inherent limitations of aeronautical charts as representations of the earth's surface are described. Then, factors that are critical to accurate interpretation of different classes of features portrayed on charts are discussed and illustrated. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*MAPS, *AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE), (*PILOTS, *NAVAL TRAINING), ATTACK BOMBERS, LOW ALTITUDE, VISUAL PERCEPTION, MISSION PROFILES, TERRAIN, STRUCTURES, HYDROLOGY, TRANSPORTATION, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, PLANTS(BOTANY), URBAN AREAS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE