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The Triumph of Instrument Flight: A Retrospective in the Century of U.S. Aviation Franklyn E. Dailey Jr.

The Triumph of Instrument Flight: A Retrospective in the Century of U.S. Aviation

Franklyn E. Dailey Jr.

Published June 15th 2004
ISBN : 9780966625134
Paperback
344 pages
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The years 1921-31 saw U.S. aviation marking its first quarter century with record after record demonstrating the speed and reliability of aircraft and the developed skill of pilots who flew them. By 1929, the technology was greatly advanced beyondMoreThe years 1921-31 saw U.S. aviation marking its first quarter century with record after record demonstrating the speed and reliability of aircraft and the developed skill of pilots who flew them. By 1929, the technology was greatly advanced beyond the fragile craft and the sputtering engine of the Wright Brothers. The ultimate tribute to them was the fact their aircraft, its engine and its controls proved to be the foundation for aviation. In 1932-35, technology and pilot skill breached weathers wall with the ability to fly instruments. A breakthrough flight control system, first demonstrated in 1929, had to be deconstructed to put the pilot into the knowledge loop. The result was a trio of pilot flight instruments that serve aviation to this day.