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The training rate of aircraft handling quality evaluation scale

Boguslaw Dolega (Rzeszow University of Technology, Rzeszow, Poland)
Tomasz Rogalski (Rzeszow University of Technology, Rzeszow, Poland)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 16 May 2008




The purpose of this paper is to present the sample result of researches under original conception of the aircraft handling qualities evaluation scale. It allows rating and comparing of different control algorithms implemented into the control system in the simple way.


The presented handling qualities evaluation scale takes into consideration two main elements to generate the grade of the tested control law. These are: pilot's workload during typical flight phases and the second is precision of control the pilot reaches controlling the plane.


The paper presents possibilities of using of the proposed methodology. Also contributions of its use are described.

Practical implications

The presented methodology can be applied to evaluate and compare handling qualities of different control algorithms supporting pilots.


This paper presents original conception of handling qualities evaluation scale for aircraft equipped with fly‐by‐wire control system.



Dolega, B. and Rogalski, T. (2008), "The training rate of aircraft handling quality evaluation scale", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 80 No. 3, pp. 274-279.



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