THE FEDERAL AIRWAYS PROGRAM, 1950 TO 1953

D. W. Rentzel

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Abstract: The year 1950 ushers in a revolutionary three-year period in which our airway facilities will be completely changed, and our whole basic concept of aerial navigation and air traffic control modified to meet the needs of today and tomorrow. The airway system in use today, based on four-course ranges, has been operating for almost a generation. It served well until the late 1930's. Since that time, military and civil aviation have outgrown the system at such a rate that our present-type airways are holding back, rather than fostering, aviation development.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 2, Number 6
Pages: 167 - 169
Cite this article: Rentzel, D. W., "THE FEDERAL AIRWAYS PROGRAM, 1950 TO 1953", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 2, No. 6, 1950, pp. 167-169.
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