A processor calculates a safe landing zone for an aircraft.
A pilot is provided with a view of the landing zone that is a combination of live images and simulated segments from the three- dimensional model.
The active latch uses a permanent magnet to bias an elongated rotatable latch arm (32) into engagement with the actuator when the actuator is positioned in the landing zone.
A dual depth slider air bearing surface that enables the slider to achieve a ramp fly height profile near the textured landing zone of a disk.
Pads (46) are provided on the air bearing surface to improve operational characteristics of the system and texturing (44) is provided to a landing zone region (40) on the disc (12) surface.
The invention provides for the economical starting and landing of lighter-than-air flying devices at the set-down station.
The lower stage (16) is then propelled along a return trajectory (28) to a landing area (30).
The invention relates to a multistatic radar system for performing precise measurements of altitude on aircraft traveling in a given area while approaching a landing area.
The light sources (12 and 16) project two distinct images to an aircraft approaching to land, regardless of the direction from which the landing area is approached.
The participant is required to answer a question when his token lands on a landing area (16) that has been predesignated for answering a question.
Multiple trimarans can be assembled to provide an extended upper surface, including a landing area for fixed-wing aircraft.
A visual approach slope indicator system for aircraft includes two substantially planar, circular light sources (12 and 16) mounted one above the other proximate a landing area.