NAVIGNATIONAL AIDS FOR SINGLE PLACE HIGH SPEED AIRCRAFT

Harold R. Beck

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: Nature’s animals and birds have evolved a variety of highly sensitive organs that instinctively respond to physical phenomena without the application of reasoning processes. Man has lost much of his instinctive keenness as his intellect developed with greater reasoning power and less required instinct. Large aircraft will accommodate the necessary crews and navigational equipment to supplement the pilot with information to aid in reaching a destination. Such is not the case with single place high speed aircraft. We may well copy nature in providing directional sensing equipment and instruments that will reliably provide the pilot with instinctive guides as to direction and location. The pilot of such aircraft will testify as to such need and how far we have yet to go in even approaching the enviable position of nature’s flying creatures. It is with a few of these aids and the attendant problems that I wish to deal in a rather brief manner.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 2, Number 2
Pages: 45 - 48
Cite this article: Beck, Harold R., "NAVIGNATIONAL AIDS FOR SINGLE PLACE HIGH SPEED AIRCRAFT", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1949, pp. 45-48.
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