• Short Summary

    A NEW ALL-WEATHER LANDING SYSTEM FOR AIRCRAFT WAS DEMONSTRATED IN NEW YORK YESTERDAY (JULY 22.)
    UNDER EXISTING INSTRUMENT LANDING TECHNIQUES, THE PILOT FOLLOWS A RADIO BEAM, OR "GLIDE PATH", ON HIS INSTRUMENT PANEL DOWN TO THE POINT WHERE HE CAN ACTUALLY SEE THE LANDING LIGHTS.

  • Description

    1.
    SV SHOT FROM AIRCRAFT APPROACHING AIRPORT RUNWAY.
    0.18

    2.
    CU PILOT IN COCK - PIT TAKES OPAQUE SHIELD IN HIS SPECIAL VIEWING WINDOW.
    0.25

    3.
    GV LOOKING THROUGH SHIELD GIVING NIGHT EFFECT SHOWING SIGNALS AS LIGHT ON RUNWAY.
    0.39

    4.
    GV APPROACHING RUNWAY DAYLIGHT VIEWING.
    0.48

    5.
    CU PILOT
    0.51

    6.
    GV RUN IN TO RUNWAY.
    1.10



    Initials RM/JH/PUBLICITY/JM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A NEW ALL-WEATHER LANDING SYSTEM FOR AIRCRAFT WAS DEMONSTRATED IN NEW YORK YESTERDAY (JULY 22.)
    UNDER EXISTING INSTRUMENT LANDING TECHNIQUES, THE PILOT FOLLOWS A RADIO BEAM, OR "GLIDE PATH", ON HIS INSTRUMENT PANEL DOWN TO THE POINT WHERE HE CAN ACTUALLY SEE THE LANDING LIGHTS.

    THE NEW SYSTEM, CALLED MICROVISION, USES RADIO BEACONS PLACED LIKE LANDING LIGHTS ALONG BOTH SIDES OF THE LANDING STRIP.

    THESE BEAM SIGNALS TO THE AIRCRAFT, AND THE PILOT SEES AN ELECTRONIC IMAGE OF THE RUNWAY THROUGH A SEMI-TRANSPARENT SCREEN DIRECTLY IN HIS LINE OF VISION.

    MICROVISION, DEVELOPED BY THE BENDIX CORPORATION OF AMERICA, GIVEN THE PILOT A VISUAL IMPRESSION OF THE RUNWAY AS FAR AWAY AS TEN MILES AND AT AN ALTITUDE OF FIVE-THOUSAND FEET.

    THE BEACON SIGNALS APPEAR AS TWO ROWS OF LANDING LIGHTS AT A DISTANCE OF ABOUT SEVEN MILES

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3EP69QA061CLUGQRIFYURLZ0G
    Media URN:
    VLVA3EP69QA061CLUGQRIFYURLZ0G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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