A study is reported which was designed to provide a framework for communication and collaboration between academic personnel, research engineers and scientists in government agencies and private industry; provide a study of a broadly based societal problem requiring the coordinated efforts of a multidisciplinary team; and generate participant experience in and foster interest toward the development of systems design activities and multidisciplinary programs at the participants home institutions. The major components (vehicle; air support facilities; airways and avionics; human factors) of the general aviation system are discussed, and the general aviation environment (economic, environment, changes in mobility and communication patterns) is reviewed. The factors that any community should consider in relation to general aviation are analyzed, and a decision-making process is outlined. The diversity of Virginia's transportation facilities, the Virginia Air Transportation System Plan, regionalism, and selected case studies of aviation facilities in Virginia are examined. This publication includes an aviation service analysis guidebook to assist local decision-makers in the process of determining whether or not aviation services are required to fulfill the needs of the residents of their communities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Address requests for copies of this report to Dr. G.L. Goglia, Chairman, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Langley Research Center

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Hampton, VA  United States  23665

    Old Dominion University

    Research Foundation, P.O. Box 6369
    Norfolk, VA  United States  23508
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 254 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197179
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: NGT 47-003-028
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM