RNAV PROCEDURAL TURN ANTICIPATION TECHNIQUES EXPERIMENT NUMBER 2, GAT-2A. PHASE III. 2 AND 4 NMI OFFSET TRACKING PROCEDURES

This Phase III report is the last of a series of interim and data reports dealing with offsets and turn anticipation techniques using a single Waypoint analog RNAV system and a noncentered needle CDI instrument. Eight instrument rated 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) as well as operational pilot performance. The tests were designed to assess pilot performance for: (1) anticipation of turns while maintaining a desired offset, and (2) steady state parallel offset tracking proficiency. Performance was measured on these variables: horizontal tracking, airspeed control and procedural performance. The horizontal tracking data included both steady state (parallel offset) and transition (parallel offset) data. The major findings of this study were: (1) No significant differences exist between the offset turn data and the offset steady state data in terms of TSCT or FTE magnitude; and (2) the procedures used for shallow angle turns (29 deg and 48 deg) and the logic for the interception of the final approach course have a potential for blunders. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Goldberg, B
    • Eldredge, Don
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

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  • Pagination: 76 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00186841
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-78-34, FAA-RD-78-110
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2002 12:00AM