Pilot-Induced Oscillations: From the Wright Flyer to Fly-by-Wire

Venue: Huntsville

Location: Huntsville, Alabama, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 09, 2003 End Date/Time: Aug 10, 2003
Early Registration Date: Jul 14, 2003
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PIOs have occurred on just about every type and size of air vehicle since the Wright Flyer. They continue to be reported in initial flight test through full-scale operation. This course will describe the causes of PIO, including a review of the characteristics of the pilot as an integral element in PIO. It will rely heavily on documented events in the past to illustrate the insidious nature of PIO. Extensive use will be made of visual materials, including videos of some famous (and some not-so-famous) PIOs. The course will culminate with the opportunity for every attendee to experience PIO using a desktop simulator.