THE COMMON SYSTEM OF AIR NAVIGATION AND TRAFFIC CONTROL

Dr. J. H. Dellinger

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Abstract: This paper describes the basic United States program for air navigation and traffic control as of January 1949, the time the paper was presented. The genesis of the program and the steps planned for its evolution are explained herein. The planned system is called the common system because it provides for the common needs of all users-air transport, military, private flying, etc. I need not emphasize that the problem presented is of almost unbelievable complexity. Means, principally radio aids, for flying an airplane anywhere and landing in any weather have been in existence for some time. But many airplanes cannot do so simultaneously without a system of traffic control. The necessary complexity of such a system in turn determines what technical means can be satisfactorily employed.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 2, Number 5
Pages: 103 - 109
Cite this article: Dellinger, Dr. J. H., "THE COMMON SYSTEM OF AIR NAVIGATION AND TRAFFIC CONTROL", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 2, No. 5, 1950, pp. 103-109.
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