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PURPOSE

The purpose of this site is to serve as a gathering place of techniques for examining aircraft cockpits in terms directly related to optimum aircraft operation. The focus is limited to accommodation, or lack thereof, to the variability in body sizes and proportions of the potential pilot populations - his/her anthropometrY.

Engineers and Human Factors specialists from the military and governmental agencies, industry and academia interested in the design and evaluation of aircraft cockpits are invited to participate by offering additional, supplemental and alternative methods of evaluation and critiques.

PROVISO

The author acknowledges that the United States Government, its agencies and military services, specifically the United States Air Force, do not necessarily condone or support the techniques of cockpit examination and evaluation described herein. This document is a compilation of the techniques developed and reported by the author and by personnel of the Cockpit Accommodation Facility, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.

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