Accession Number : AD0772463

Title :   Flight Tests of Pilotage Error in Area Navigation with Vertical Guidance.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 71-Aug 72 on phase 2,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV SAVOY AVIATION RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Jensen,Richard S. ; Roscoe,Stanley N.

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 131

Abstract : Pilotage error during a complex 18-segment three-dimensional area navigation procedure was measured during 32 simulated instrument flights. These empirical observations were compared statistically with corresponding values of pilotage error previously assumed in FAA AC 90-45 and RTCA DO-152. The experimental variables were pilot experience level and vertical display type. The major task variable was angle of climb or descent. Pilot performance was measured in terms of altitude, crosstrack, airspeed, and procedural errors. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Pilots, *Performance(Human), *Navigation, *Errors, Flight instruments, Flight simulation, Display systems, Climbing, Descent, Guidance, Flight paths, Classification, Statistical analysis, Human factors engineering

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE