2000 Fellow

Presented to: Mr. Frank B. Brady

Citation: For his recognized expertise in landing guidance systems and his direction of ILS.


Mr. Frank B. Brady studied radio and electrical engineering at University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio from 1933 to 1939, working concurrently at Crosley Radio Corporation. He has had a long and varied career as an aviation electronics engineer and consultant. An expert in landing guidance systems he has authored numerous papers and has been active in national and international navigation and landing facilities development. He has served as an advisor to ICAO delegations and chaired NATO delegations. He helped develop instrument landing systems while at Wright Field before and during WWII. He directed the introduction of early ILS into North Atlantic routes and the European theatre of Operations. At the end of the war in Europe he continued ILS and navigation work with the airline industry as Flight Projects Engineer for the Air Transport Association. He spent a number of years in industry as Senior Staff consultant on Air Navigation, Landing Systems and Air Traffic Control Projects. He served as Executive Director of the ION from 1979 to his retirement in 1990. His primary retirement activity is the publication of his book, A Singular View, The Art of Seeing With One Eye, now in its fifth edition.