AN ANALYSIS OF AIR NAVIGATION AND TRAFFIC CONTROL

Nathaniel Braverman

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Abstract: There appeared in the January 1950 issue of the British Journal of The Institute of Navigation a very interesting article by Wing Commander E. W. Anderson entitled “Navigation in High Speed Flight.” In addition to the paper itself there appeared an account of the discussion which took place during the meeting at which this paper was presented. The discussion was exceptionally interesting because it brought out into the open a controversy which has recently arisen between those who believe that the pilot needs information as to “what to do” rather than “where he is” and on the other hand those who believe that he needs to know “where he is” in order to “navigate.” The stand of each participant in this controversy appears to depend on what portion of the overall problem he defines as “Navigation.” It also apparently depends upon the tools which he has previously learned to trust. Of course, when the entire problem is examined we find that what the group was discussing was the overall job to be done when one is engaged in safely and expeditiously moving many aircraft from their points of origin to their destination through the hazards of intervening space.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 2, Number 7
Pages: 230 - 234
Cite this article: Braverman, Nathaniel, "AN ANALYSIS OF AIR NAVIGATION AND TRAFFIC CONTROL", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 2, No. 7, 1950, pp. 230-234.
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