Blind Landings: Low-Visibility Operations in American Aviation, 1918–1958

Blind Landings Low Visibility Operations in American Aviation When darkness falls storms rage fog settles or lights fail pilots are forced to make instrument landings relying on technology and training to guide them through typically the most dangerous part

  • Title: Blind Landings: Low-Visibility Operations in American Aviation, 1918–1958
  • Author: Erik M. Conway
  • ISBN: 9780801884498
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When darkness falls, storms rage, fog settles, or lights fail, pilots are forced to make instrument landings, relying on technology and training to guide them through typically the most dangerous part of any flight In this original study, Erik M Conway recounts one of the most important stories in aviation history the evolution of aircraft landing aids that make landiWhen darkness falls, storms rage, fog settles, or lights fail, pilots are forced to make instrument landings, relying on technology and training to guide them through typically the most dangerous part of any flight In this original study, Erik M Conway recounts one of the most important stories in aviation history the evolution of aircraft landing aids that make landing safe and routine in almost all weather conditions Discussing technologies such as the Loth leader cable system, the American National Bureau of Standards system, and, its descendants, the Instrument Landing System, the MIT Army Sperry Gyroscope microwave blind landing system, and the MIT Radiation Lab s radar based Ground Controlled Approach system, Conway interweaves technological change, training innovation, and pilots experiences to examine the evolution of blind landing technologies He shows how systems originally intended to produce routine, all weather blind landings gradually developed into routine instrument guided approaches Even so, after two decades of development and experience, pilots still did not want to place the most critical phase of flight, the landing, entirely in technology s invisible hand By the end of World War II, the very concept of landing blind therefore had disappeared from the trade literature, a victim of human limitations.
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