AN EVALUATION OF MODIFIED RNAV TERMINAL PROCEDURES USING A SINGLE-WAYPOINT RNAV SYSTEM

Nine pilots participated in a series of flight simulation tests employing solo pilot techniques which were conducted at the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center (NAFEC) in order to measure Total System Crosstrack (TSCT) and Flight Technical Error (FTE) using a single-waypoint area navigation (RNAV) system. The tests were designed to assess pilot performance as a function of routes and route structures (consisting of different combinations of waypoints and/or intersections). Performance was measured on the variables: horizontal tracking and procedural performance. The horizontal tracking data included both steady state and transition data.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center

    Federal Aviation Administration
    Atlantic City, NJ  USA  08405
  • Authors:
    • Eldredge, Don
    • Goldberg, B
    • Crimbring, W
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 120 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176229
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-78-27 Final Rpt., FAA-NA-77-49
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM