EVALUATION OF A VISUAL DEPARTURE PATH INDICATOR
The report describes a technique and presents the result of tests conducted to evaluate a visual departure path indicator for suitability to prevent spatial disorientation when an aircraft, under visual flight rules, departs from an airport over land or water where no horizon and few visual cues exist. The work involved determining if it is an appropriate type of system to use. After a satisfactory testing period the equipment was moved to an airport where spatial disorientation might be encountered and an in-service test was performed. The results are discussed.
- See also report dated Jun 73, AD-768 849.
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTERATLANTIC CITY, NJ United States
- Reamer, E L
- Publication Date: 1975-6
- Pagination: 23 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pilots; Airports; Depth perception; Distance perception; Flight tests; Laboratory tests; Lighting equipment; Navigational aids; Takeoff; Visual aids; Visual perception
- Uncontrolled Terms: Space perception
- Old TRIS Terms: Orientation direction; Searchlights
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Safety and Human Factors; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00092198
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., FAA-RD-75-99
- Files: NTIS
- Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM