• Short Summary

    YEAR AFTER THE AIRLINES HAVE MOVED NEARER THEIR GOAL OF OPERATING WITHOUT INTERRUPTION IN ALL TYPES OF WEATHER.

  • Description

    YEAR AFTER THE AIRLINES HAVE MOVED NEARER THEIR GOAL OF OPERATING WITHOUT INTERRUPTION IN ALL TYPES OF WEATHER. FOG AND LOW CEILINGS STILL SHUT DOWN AIRPORTS OCCASIONALLY BUT A NEW AUTOMATIC LANDING SYSTEM COULD BANISH THE LAST REMAINING WEATHER PROBLEMS. THE SYSTEM HAS BEEN USED FOR MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND LANDINGS IN EUROPE AND IT'S NOW BEING TESTED BY UNITED AIR LINES IN THIS COUNTRY.

    SYNOPSIS: THE TEST PLANE IS ON FINAL DESCENT ABOUT SIX MILES FROM THE AIRPORT. AND THE CAPTAIN IS LINING UP WITH ELECTRONIC BEAMS THAT LEAD TO THE RUNWAY.

    PUSHING A BUTTON ACTIVATES COMPUTERS THAT KEEP THE JET AT THE EXACT LANDING SPEED SELECTED BY THE CAPTAIN. FROM HERE ON, THROTTLES AND OTHER CONTROLS OPERATE AUTOMATICALLY BUT THE CAPTAIN CAN TAKE OVER AT ANY TIME.

    IN MURKY WEATHER, WITH VISIBILITY ZERO, THIS SYSTEM WOULD PERMIT UNINTERRUPTED LANDINGS.

    ONLY SECONDS NOW BEFORE TOUCHDOWN AND THE PLANE IS SMACK ON THE BEAM.

    THE JET FLARES OUT FOR A GENTLE LANDING AND THE CAPTAIN RESUMES CONTROL -- A GRAPHIC PREVIEW OF TOMORROW'S ALL-WEATHER AIRLINE OPERATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8LXRENI7GUL2CW5SDWE8ZBB51
    Media URN:
    VLVA8LXRENI7GUL2CW5SDWE8ZBB51
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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