Accession Number : AD0840483

Title :   THE USE OF ICE SHEETS FOR TAKE OFF AND LANDING (WYKORZYSTANIE POWLOK LODOWYCH DO STARTOW I LADOWAN SAMOLOTOW),

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Kazmierczyk, F.

Report Date : 30 NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : An evident advantage of using ice sheets on lakes, rivers and seas as landing fields is based on the fact that they are flat and are often within reach. Very often frozen masses of water are close to existing land airfields and are suitable for emergency landing fields in emergencies, even without cleaning the snow off of the ice sheet. Landing accidents on ice strips are less dangerous for the airplane and for personnel than on concrete surfaces, since the surfaces of the ice is not as stiff and possesses less friction. Among the defects of airfields established on ice must be mentioned their temporary character, poor visibility during landing, difficulty in directing the airplane during landing, especially with a side wind. Finally there is always the definite possibility of the ice breaking beneath a landing airplane. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ICE), (*LANDING FIELDS, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, TAKEOFF, AVIATION SAFETY, FRICTION, VISIBILITY, POLAND.

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE