• Short Summary

    AN ELECTRONIC FLIGHT SIMULATOR HAS BEEN DEVELOPED AT BOEING AIRPLANE COMPANY IN WICHITA, KANSAS (place - source) FOR FLIGHT TESTING NEW AIRCRAFT DESIGNS BEFORE THE AIRPLANES ARE BUILT.

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    AN ELECTRONIC FLIGHT SIMULATOR HAS BEEN DEVELOPED AT BOEING AIRPLANE COMPANY IN WICHITA, KANSAS (place - source) FOR FLIGHT TESTING NEW AIRCRAFT DESIGNS BEFORE THE AIRPLANES ARE BUILT. COMBING A SPECIALLY INSTRUCTED ELECTRONIC BRAIN WITH A NEW TYPE DISPLAY-PROJECTION.....

    SCREEN THE SIMULATOR HAS VISUAL DISPLAY CAPABILITIES NEVER BEFORE AVAILABLE IN THE AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY.

    THIS ANALOG COMPUTER IS LINKED TO THE FLIGHT SIMULATOR BY A "PATCH BOARD."
    ALL DESIGN CHARACTERISTICS OF ANY NEW PLANE TO BE TESTED ARE LINKED TO ITS MAZE OR WINNING. WHEN.....

    PLACED IN OPERATION, MOVEMENTS OF THE SIMULATOR CONTROLS PASS THROUGH THE PATCH BOARD, WHERE THEY.....

    ....ART BROKEN DOWN ACCORDING T A GIVEN AIRPLANES'S DESIGN.

    THE TRANSLATED MOVEMENTS ARE THEN RECORDING TO TELL....
    ...HOW THE NEW AIRCRAFT WILL FLY BEFORE IT IS BUILT.

    AIRCRAFT RESPONSE TO PILOT ACTION IS GROWN ON A SCREEN IN THE COCKPIT WHILE BOEING OBSERVERS MONITOR THE FLIGHT OUTSIDE.

    THE HORIZON IS THE STRAIGHT LINE WITH THE RUNWAY TAPERING TO IT LIKE RAILROAD TRACKS.

    AFTER A SERIES OF BANKS THE PILOT APPROACHES FOR LANDING, HIS WHEEL TOUCH DOWN AND HIS AIRCRAFT ROLLS TO A STOP. THE NEW SYSTEM PROVIDES A SHORT CUT TO BUILDING THE BEST POSSIBLE AIRPLANES IN THE SHORTEST TIME AND AT THE LOWEST POSSIBLE COST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA96IMMKONXPMM7MIWEVVQFNHQ2
    Media URN:
    VLVA96IMMKONXPMM7MIWEVVQFNHQ2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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