Accession Number : AD0849959

Title :   Pilot Orientation in Complicated Meteorological Conditions,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Malcik, Vladimir

Report Date : 24 JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The problem of combating flight illusion consists in the pilot's ability to ignore sensations in his own body and rely completely on instruments for his control. By irritating his vestibular organs through a galvanic current while executing a given exercise in a flight simulator, we evoke sensations analogous to actual flight illusions. We thus produce experimentally a situation which comprises the chief factor of illusion, conflict between subjective sensations, such as making a turn, and objective instrument readings which indicate a straight line of flight. If the pilot ignores his subjective sensations and continues according to his instruments, he maintains the set flight pattern. If, on the other hand, he submits to illusion and ignores his instruments, he makes an improper move with the simulator controls and deviates from his course. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PILOTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), ILLUSIONS, TRAINING, PERCEPTION, ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY), FLIGHT SIMULATORS, VESTIBULAR APPARATUS, INSTRUMENT FLIGHT, SELECTION, TEST METHODS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE