Accession Number : ADA300964

Title :   U.S. Navy T-45A Departure and Spin Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV PATUXENT RIVER MD

Personal Author(s) : Mortensen, Joseph A.

PDF Url : ADA300964

Report Date : 03 AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : U.S. Navy T-45A departure and spin evaluation was conducted from 8 July to 30 September 1994. The initial T-45A flight manual departure and spin recovery procedures evaluated proved unsatisfactory in providing consistent recoveries from inverted spin modes. Specifically, the procedures allowed the rudder to blow-out in the pro-spin direction during recovery, resulting in spin mode transitions and delayed recoveries. Furthermore, a third sustained inverted spin mode was discovered during flight tests. The initial flight manual procedures were successfully modified to reduce the occurrence of rudder blow-out during recovery attempts and provided more consistent recovery characteristics.

Descriptors :   *SPINNING(MOTION), *JET TRAINING AIRCRAFT, TEST AND EVALUATION, FLIGHT TESTING, RECOVERY, CONSISTENCY, NAVAL AIRCRAFT, INVERSION, RUDDERS, TRANSITIONS, MANUALS, BLOWOUTS.

Subject Categories : Training Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE