• Short Summary

    LONDON AIRPORT WAS SHUT DOWN TODAY (THURSDAY) BECAUSE OF FOG, BUT ONE JETLINER MADE A PERFECT LANDING...

  • Description

    LONDON AIRPORT WAS SHUT DOWN TODAY (THURSDAY) BECAUSE OF FOG, BUT ONE JETLINER MADE A PERFECT LANDING...COMPLETELY AUTOMATICALLY.

    THE BRITISH EUROPEAN AIRWAYS TRIDENT JET THAT MADE THE LANDING IN THICK FOG WAS USING A NEW BRITISH DEVICE KNOWN AS AUTOFLARE, AN AUTOMATIC TOUCHDOWN TECHNIQUE. IT WAS ONLY THE SECOND TIME IT'S BEEN USED IN BAD VISIBILITY.

    THERE WERE NO PASSENGERS ON THE TRIDENT THAT MADE TODAY'S AUTOMATIC LANDING. MANY MORE TESTS WILL BE MADE BEFORE AUTOFLARE IS USED TO BRING DOWN PASSENGER FLIGHTS IN BAD WEATHER. BUT THE BRITISH MINISTRY OF AVIATION HAS ALREADY ALLOWED THE SYSTEM TO BE USED IN GOOD CONDITIONS.

    AUTOFLARE ALLOWS THE AIRCRAFT TO BE BROUGHT DOWN TO THE POINT OF THE WHEELS TOUCHING THE RUNWAY AT EXACTLY THE RIGHT SPOT WITHOUT THE PILOT TOUCHING THE CONTROLS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA423MAHMRQFO4Z0Q4PO4OHAQHI
    Media URN:
    VLVA423MAHMRQFO4Z0Q4PO4OHAQHI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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