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dc.contributor.advisorHoward, Richard M.
dc.contributor.authorBobbitt, Richard B.
dc.dateMarch 1991
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-15T23:31:29Z
dc.date.available2013-02-15T23:31:29Z
dc.date.issued1991-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/28172
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractA quantitative analysis was carried out on the performance of turboprop aircraft within a microburst windshear. The objective of the analysis was to provide specific flight procedures for optimal navigation through the windshear. The microburst windshear model used in the analysis embodied the severe characteristics of the microburst encountered by Delta Flight 191 during an approach to landing at Dallas/Ft. Worth, 2 August 1985. Different escape strategies were tested using the flight performance characteristics of the U.S. Navy's "Orion" and T-44 "Pegasus" aircraft. The three flight phases investigated were approach to landing, takeoff, and the low altitude ASW mission. Results from the analysis were coupled with the pilot's view-point from which conclusions were drawn. The results of the analysis support a constant-pitch-angle escape procedure. The same procedural steps can be used for both aircraft in any configuration or situation with the difference being the degree of pitch to employ. The conclusions are in a format for integrating specific microburst escape procedures within the NATOPS programs for the P-3 and the T-44.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/escapestrategies00bobb
dc.format.extent239 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleEscape strategies for turboprop aircraft in microburst windshearen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderSchmidt, Louis V.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Aeronautics and Astronautics
dc.subject.authorMicrobursten_US
dc.subject.authorWindshearen_US
dc.subject.authorAircraft performanceen_US
dc.subject.authorTurbopropen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Aeronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineAeronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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