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Effect of different runway size on pilot performance during simulated night landing approaches

Henry W. Mertens

Effect of different runway size on pilot performance during simulated night landing approaches

by Henry W. Mertens

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Published by The Office, National Technical Information Service [distributor] in Washington, D.C, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Airplanes -- Landing -- Simulation methods,
  • Runways (Aeronautics)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementHenry W. Mertens, Mark F. Lewis ; prepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Aviation Medicine
    ContributionsLewis, Mark F, United States. Office of Aviation Medicine, Civil Aeromedical Institute
    The Physical Object
    Pagination18 p. :
    Number of Pages18
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14942421M

    Aircraft During Instrument Landing System Approaches. March This present study is focused on analyzing the operational landing field performance of two different narrow-body, turbofan-engined aircraft under various weather conditions. show that the ground roll performance is strongly influenced by the available runway length for. These include passenger exposure to laser light, pilot distraction during cruising or other non-critical phases of flight, and laser damage to the aircraft. The main concerns of safety experts are focused on laser and bright light effects on pilots, especially when they are in a critical phase of flight: takeoff, approach, landing, and.

    Everything else was working out great — radio work, plane handling, navigation everything except for a proper landing. Finally, one lesson it started to click. Instead of trying to land the plane I thought about just “hovering” above the runway and trying to hold off landing as long as possible. One of the reasons pilots have difficulty making smooth landings is their failure to anticipate and compensate for ground effect during the flare. As an airplane approaches the runway surface, the wing’s downwash on the tail decreases, resulting in the nose pitching forward.

    •An equally important consideration is the effect of a narrow runway on the RTO •Notice that the increased VMCG we just discussed protects us for a continued takeoff after V1, following engine failure, but it slightly increases our potential exposure to an RTO •An equally important consideration is the effect of a narrow runway on the RTO. I've watched a few videos on youtube where the pilot flies an Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach to the minimum allowed altitude before establishing visibility of the runway (MDA or minimums).. What I'm wondering though is what constitutes "runway in sight"? I mean, in some cases that's going to be obvious (ie., you can see the runway clear as day long before minimums.).


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Effect of different runway size on pilot performance during simulated night landing approaches by Henry W. Mertens Download PDF EPUB FB2

Effect of different runway sizes on pilot performance during simulated night landing approaches. Mertens HW, Lewis MF. Both anecdotal reports from pilots and theories of visual cues would predict lower approaches to narrow or long runways than to wide and short by:   Practice approaches were flown with an 8,ft long runway that was eitor ft wide; test approaches were to runways with widths or 75,and ft.

In Experiment II, 40 pilots controlled the slant of a moving model runway during simulated night visual by: Effect of different runway size on pilot performance during simulated night landing approaches. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Aviation Medicine, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type.

Title and Subtitle: Effect of different runway size on pilot performance during simulated night landing approaches Report Date: February Authors: Mertens HW, Lewis MF Abstract: In Experiment I, three pilots flew simulated approaches and landings in a fixed-base simulator with a computer-generated-image visual display.

Practice approaches. EFFECT OF DIFFERENT RUNWAY SIZE ON PILOT PERFORMANCE DURING SIMULATED NIGHT LANDING APPROACHES Introduction. Visual illusions are considered to be an important factor in causing a relatively high accident rate during night visual landing approaches (1.

During a night approach the runway shape will appear fore-shortened and the runway lights will appear closer together than expected. Conversely, if we approach higher than planned, the runway will appear to be stretched out in front of us (Figure 1 - right panel) and the terrain beside and below us may appear to move past slower than expected.

ILS uses a series of navigational aids to help pilots land the aircraft if they cannot establish visual contact with the runway.

As per the International Telecommunication Union, ILS is a system which provides the aircraft “with horizontal and vertical guidance just before and during landing and, at certain fixed points, indicates the distance to the reference point of landing”.

Like other power-on approaches (when the pilot can vary the amount of power), a coordinated combination of both pitch and power adjustments is usually required. As in most other landing approaches, the proper approach attitude and airspeed require a minimum roundout and should result in little or no floating during the landing.

The pilot who does not recognize this illusion will fly a lower approach, with the risk of striking objects along the approach path or landing short; A wider-than-usual runway can have the opposite effect, with the risk of leveling out high and landing hard, or overshooting the runway; Instrument Flying Handbook, Runway Width Illusion; Runway.

The last piece to night flying is logging your night landings, and carrying passengers with you. According to FAR (b), to carry passengers between 1 hour after sunset and ending 1 hour before sunrise, you need to make at least 3 takeoffs and landings to a full stop in the preceding 90 days during the period beginning 1 hour after sunset.

Source: Mertens, Henry W.; Lewis, Mark F. “Effect of Different Runway Sizes on Pilot Performance During Simulated Night Landing Approaches.” Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. Volume 53 (May ): – Factors affecting aircraft performance during final approach and landing a) article description Factors affecting performance during final approach and landing (final approach speed, landing distance).

Engine failure during approach and landing. b) source (IANS) (examples) c) additional sources. Beach airport. runway is located between the Copalis River delta and a barrier of rocks.

It is the only airport in Washington State where landing on the beach is legal. Courchevel Airport (France) The mountain runway serving a ski resort in the French Alps is just meters long. Practice approaches were flown with an 8,ft-long runway that was eitor ft wide; test approaches were to runways with widths of 75,and ft.

In Experiment II, 40 pilots controlled the slant of a moving model runway during simulated night visual approaches. After landing, if there is another runway between you and the ramp, you will need to hold short of that runway and wait for instructions from the tower before proceeding.

Listen: Clear of Runway “ Cessnacross runway 28 right, contact ground on the other side on “. Landing in rain at night is a lot like the black hole effect. If you're landing in rain, you get the illusion that you're higher than you actually are. That means you could fly a lower than normal approach, getting you dangerously close to the ground.

Solution: use the PAPI or VASI lights, and use the ILS for vertical guidance, if the runway. The Lockheed U-2, nicknamed "Dragon Lady", is an American single-jet engine, high altitude reconnaissance aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) and previously flown by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

It provides day and night, high-altitude (70, feet, 21, meters), all-weather intelligence gathering. Lockheed Corporation originally proposed it init was.

This landing would require action by the pilot at feet, with the maximum power requirement, 50 percent of takeoff thrust, occurring at an altitude of 50 feet. The power required decreases from this point on because of ground effect.

COMPARISON OF THE VISUAL PERCEPTION OF A RUNWAY MODEL IN PILOTS AND NONPILOTS DURING SIMULATED NIGHT LANDING APPROACHES. At night, reduced visual cues may promote illusions and a dangerous tendency for pilots to fly low during approaches to landing.

Relative motion parallax (a difference in rate of apparent movement of objects in the visual. landing performance charts. Perfect landings are usually preceded by deliberately planned, and well executed approaches.

Correct approach speeds are important. Your Airplane Flight Manual for any particular model of airplane recommends the speeds to use on approach with various flap settings. These airspeeds should always be used. – Nonstandard spacing of runway lights modifies the pilot’s perception of distance to the runway and glide path; and, – If the runway lighting is partially visible (e.g., while on base leg during a visual approach or circling approach), the runway may appear farther away or at a different angle (e.g., intercept angle is perceived as.What’s the safest way to calculate runway landing distance while reflecting real-world pilot and airplane performance?

It depends on whether you are a P a Part operator or a Part “eligible on-demand operator.” For Part operators, landing distance is strictly limited by regulation.What level are your own piloting skills? Are you flying a real – or are you using a flight simulator on your computer?

If the latter, you should start with something like a C or C Their low inertia and quick control response will make.