Accession Number : ADA319972

Title :   Volume II. Flying Qualities, Chapter 1: Introduction to Flying Qualities.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE TEST PILOT SCHOOL EDWARDS AFB CA

PDF Url : ADA319972

Report Date : MAR 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Flying Qualities is that discipline in the aeronautical sciences that is concerned with basic aircraft stability and pilot-in-the-loop controllability. With the advent of sophisticated flight control systems, vectored thrust, forward-swept wings, and negative static margins, the concept of flying qualities takes on added dimensions. Successful execution of the total military mission then is the key to flying quality adequacy. The primary reason for conducting flying quality investigations then is to determine if the pilot-aircraft combination can safely and precisely perform the various tasks and maneuvers required by the total aircraft mission.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, *AERODYNAMIC STABILITY, *FLIGHT SIMULATORS, FLIGHT TESTING, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, FLIGHT TRAINING, AERODYNAMIC LOADING, FLIGHT MANEUVERS.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE