Accession Number : ADA019163

Title :   A STOL Airworthiness Investigation Using Simulations of Representative STOL Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Dec 74,


Personal Author(s) : Rumold,Robert ; Lehman,John M. ; Stapleford,Robert L. ; Hynes,Charles S. ; Scott,Barry C.

Report Date : MAY 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 252

Abstract : A simulator study of STOL airworthiness criteria for approach and landing was conducted using a series of different aircraft models. These models were selected to isolate a single parameter or characteristic for evaluation. Specific areas included in the study were: an evaluation of speed margins, a flight path margin evaluation, a study of flare and landing technique, the effects of touchdown zone constraints, an evaluation of two different turbulence models, an investigation of flight path/airspeed cross coupling, and a study of the effects of short-term flight path response. This report contains a detailed description of the simulation and the data obtained. These data include performance measures, pilot commentary, and pilot ratings.

Descriptors :   *Short takeoff aircraft, *Airworthiness, Approach, Aircraft landings, Simulation, Simulators, Model tests, Velocity, Flight paths, Turbulence, Performance tests, Pilots, Standards

Subject Categories : V/STOL

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE