Spiral tendency in blind flying

Thomas Carroll, William H. McAvoy
naca-tn-314
Aug 1929


The flight path followed by an airplane which was being flown by a blindfolded pilot was observed and recorded. When the pilot attempted to make a straight-away flight there was a tendency to deviate from the straight path and to take up a spiral one.

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