An analysis of the power-off landing maneuver in terms of the capabilities of the pilot and the aerodynamic characteristics of the airplane

Albert E. Von Doenhoff, George W. Jones, Jr.
naca-tn-2967
Aug 1953


An analysis of the power-off landing maneuver is presented in which an attempt is made to consider the human capabilities of the pilot in addition to the aerodynamic characteristics of the airplane. Assumptions are made that the pilot's judgment of distance may be inaccurate and that time delay occurs between a decision to correct the airplane attitude and the time that such correction is effected.

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