PROCEEDINGS OF THE FAA GENERAL AVIATION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE (1ST) HELD AT ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY ON 17-18 AUGUST 1977

The purpose of the conference was to discuss current and future FAA, R and D programs with the intent of formulating plans for conducting additional research programs in the areas most needed by General Aviation. It also was aimed at building a better working relationship with general aviation users in areas of material interest. Under Airmen, the agenda included a review of pilot training techniques, pilot judgment, and pilot medical studies in such areas as night vision, the aging process and human tolerance to impact forces. Airport projects covered included low-cost marking and lighting for small airports, low-cost fire rescue equipment and frangible light structures. Aircraft subjects discussed included improved survivability for general aviation aircraft, NASA's stall/spin program for light aircraft, and engine emissions requirements and testing. The conference also focused on aviation weather problems and what is being done to reduce their impact on general aviation operations with attention also given to FAA's flight service station modernization program. Air traffic control subjects presented included area navigation, small community microwave landing system and the role of General Aviation in the evolving Air Traffic Control System.

  • Corporate Authors:

    NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 265 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186053
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-77-178
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 2002 12:00AM