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Experimental Study of Vertical Flight Path Mode Awareness

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Show simple item record Johnson, Eric N. Pritchett, Amy R. 2007-02-16T21:33:17Z 2007-02-16T21:33:17Z 1995-03
dc.description.abstract An experimental simulator study was run to test pilot detection of an error in autopilot mode selection. Active airline air crew were asked to fly landing approaches by commanding the Flight Path Angle mode while monitoring the approach with both a Head Up Display and Head Down Displays. During one approach, the Vertical Speed mode was intentionally triggered by an experimenter instead, causing a high rate of descent below the intended glide path. Of the 12 pilots, 10 were unable to detect the high descent rate prior to significant glide path deviation. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher International Center for Air Transportation en
dc.relation.ispartofseries ASL-95-3 en
dc.subject autopilot en
dc.subject Flight Path Angle en
dc.subject Head Up Display en
dc.subject Head Down Displays en
dc.subject human factors en
dc.subject air transportation en
dc.title Experimental Study of Vertical Flight Path Mode Awareness en
dc.type Technical Report en

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