Operational problems of general aviation IFR operators (particularly single pilot operators) were studied. Several statistical bases were assembled and utilized to identify the more serious problems and to demonstrate their magnitude. These bases include official activity projections, historical accident data and delay data, among others. The GA operating environment and cockpit environment were analyzed in detail. Solutions proposed for each of the problem areas identified are based on direct consideration of currently planned enhancements to the ATC system, and on a realistic assessment of the present and future limitations of general aviation avionics. A coordinated set of research program is suggested which would provide the developments necessary to implement the proposed solutions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Systems Control, Incorporated

    260 Sheridan Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA  United States  94306
  • Authors:
    • BOLZ, E H
    • EISELE, J E
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 218 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198518
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-159022
  • Contract Numbers: NAS1-15313
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM