FLIGHT TEST OF DIAMOND AND OTHER PROPORTIONED RUNWAY PAINT MARKINGS FOR GLIDE SLOPE GUIDANCE

The glide slope guidance value of three patterns of specially proportioned paint markings on the approach end of a small airport runway was evaluated in a flight test which also included approaches using a red/white VASI and approaches using only normal visual cues. Both private and professional pilots were instructed to approach on a glide slope such that the special paint markings, a diamond, an ellipse, or a pair of rectangles, appeared square or of equal dimensions in length and width. Results indicated that approaches made with the specially proportioned paint markings were similar to approaches made using only normal cues.

  • Corporate Authors:

    NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  USA 

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591
  • Authors:
    • Brown, G S
    • Eldredge, Don
    • Sulzer, R L
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 30 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080452
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-74-34 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM