Accession Number : AD0766507

Title :   The Use of Wide-Angle Cinematic Simulators in Pilot Training.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 70-Jun 72,

Corporate Author : ANACAPA SCIENCES INC SANTA BARBARA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : McGrath,James J.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 152

Abstract : In a previous program a wide-angle (160 deg) motion picture system was developed and 70-mm films were produced to simulate the visual experience of low-altitude flight. This study was conducted to evaluate and define the best application of this device to pilot training. Three training applications--chart interpretation, coastal entry orientation, and enroute visual pilotage--were found to satisfy the criteria of being amenable to cinematic training, operationally important, and in need of improvement in the present training system. A training program involving a combination of classroom instruction and simulator practice was developed and described. In addition a separately titled report (NAVTRAEQUIPCEN Technical Report 70-C-0306-2), Chart interpretation in Low Altitude Flight was produced. This volume summarizes the special characteristics of the low-altitude visual scene and the inherent limitations of aeronautical charts as representations of the earth's surface. It is intended to supplement the training received in the proposed cinematic simulator. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*TRAINING FILMS, NAVAL TRAINING), (*PILOTS, NAVAL TRAINING), FLIGHT, LOW ALTITUDE, MOTION PICTURES, MAPS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE