NAVIGATION IN ALL-WEATHER FLYING

Colonel Jack Taylor

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: We have reached undoubtedly a state where warfare planning cannot tolerate the proviso weather permitting. It is for this reason that in the All-Weather Flying Division we have adopted the attitude that our own planned missions take off on schedule, and within the capabilities of the equipment available, arrive on schedule at destination. In four years of this type of operation, we have proven to ourselves at least, that precise scheduling is possible if the proper equipment is available. Pilot skill, of course, plays some part in carrying out our schedules but we hope to reduce the necessity for highly skilled pilots, through a medium of more accurate and more dependable equipment so the average pilot possessing fundamental training in the use of his instrument flying equipment can dependably carry out his mission without reference outside his cockpit from the time his wheels start to roll on the take off until he is back on the runway.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 2, Number 6
Pages: 137 - 140
Cite this article: Taylor, Colonel Jack, "NAVIGATION IN ALL-WEATHER FLYING", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 2, No. 6, 1950, pp. 137-140.
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