Accession Number : ADA194887

Title :   Low Ceilings and Poor Visibility Can Effect Low Altitude Air to Air Refueling in Europe.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Fischer, William H

PDF Url : ADA194887

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : This study evaluates the ability to conduct low altitude air to air refueling (LAAAR) (3000-5000 feet AGL) training in the European area of operations. The document examines the existing studies of LAAAR, both research and tests. Primarily, it analyzes the low cloud deck and poor visibility, common to European weather, to evaluate the possibility and probability of successful LAAAR. The study recommends beginning limited LAAAR training and further charting of weather data available from USAFETAC, 'Station Climatic Summaries, Europe'.

Descriptors :   *LOW ALTITUDE, *REFUELING IN FLIGHT, *VISIBILITY, CLIMATE, CLOUDS, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, CLOUD COVER, TRAINING, LOGISTICS

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE