Accession Number : ADP004309

Title :   Using a Limited Field of View Simulator to Instruct High Speed, Low Altitude Flying Skills,


Personal Author(s) : Miller,M.

Report Date : SEP 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : This paper describes the use of an A-7 Vital IV (three screen) visual simulator in a low altitude training program. This program is the first to use such a simulator in the training of tactical fighter pilots to operate in the low altitude environment. The program is part of the syllabus used in the Air National Guard, Fighter Weapons School program for highly experience A-7D pilots. The Low Altitude Training portion of this syllabus consists of 12 hours of academic instruction, a one hour simulator and a two phase flying program of at least two aircraft sorties. This paper discusses the simulator profile, explains each task, how it is accomplished and provides a subjective evaluation of its effectiveness. The paper identifies the training limitations imposed by such a low fidelity visual system, recommends several additional uses within the existing capability of the simulator, and identifies several minimum criteria for any 'full mission simulator'. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Flight simulators, Flight training, Low altitude, Display systems, Tactical aircraft, Jet fighters, Pilots, Education, Maneuverability, Perception, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE