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A Method For Simulating Night Flying During Daylight Hours

Report Number: WADC TR 54-505
Author: Horn, Richard E.
Corporate Author: Wright Air Development Center
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-10
Pages: 22
PB Number: PB130352
AD Number: AD0062283

Abstract:
A method of simulating night flying conditions during daylight hours is described. This work was undertaken to satisfy a requirement set up by the Air Resupply and Communications Service for a method of pilot indoctrination in low level, night flying which would have a high safety factor. The pilot undergoing training wears lenses of vey low light transmission which are mounted in a special goggle that excludes all stray light. Supplemental lighting is provided for essential instruments. The complete absence of ground lights simulates the actual conditions of the combat zone.


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