MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE

Major General Laurence S. Kuter

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: The Military Air Transport Service, better known as MATS, is opcrating about 900 aircraft, ranging from cub liaison planes to heavy, long-range C-97 Boeing Stratofreighters and Douglas C-74’ Globemasters with their 20-ton payloads. These MATS aircraft fly enough air miles to circle the Earth nearly nine times every day, including flights over the North Pole three times each week to collect weather data. In addition, MATS operates hundreds of electronic navigational aids in many parts of the world for the support of all elements of the Air Force.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 2, Number 6
Pages: 159 - 101
Cite this article: Kuter, Major General Laurence S., "MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 2, No. 6, 1950, pp. 159-101.
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