By Walter J. Boyne
Written via greater than a hundred overseas students and specialists, this encyclopedia chronicles the participants, apparatus, and drama of approximately a century of aerial combat.
• greater than 900 A–Z entries 0 in at the first, the easiest, the worst, the quickest, the top, the latest
• Contributions from a few a hundred most sensible foreign experts―many with wrestle experience
• Lavish set of illustrations with various pictures together with the Mitsubishi G4M outfitted with the Okha suicide missile, the purple Baron, and the 1st all-female aircrew of the U.S. Air Force
• Maps starting from the Western entrance as stabilized in 1915 to the Persian Gulf conflict in 1991
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The earlier efforts of the Post Office, army, and NBS thus had laid the groundwork for the Low Frequency Radio Range, marker beacon, nondirectional beacon, and instrument landing system. A now properly funded NBS soon moved these NAVAIDS from the laboratory to a system of four-course, Low Frequency Radio Ranges that supported instrument flight. The NBS continued to improve the Low Frequency Radio Ranges and through research overcame inherent problems such as night effect (the tendency for the signal to “wander” during night operations), as well as interference from other stations.
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The Ministry of Defense selected TAG Aviation to operate the facility when it shifted from military to civilian operations in 2001. Daniel E. Worthington See also Balloons; British Aerospace; German Air Force (Luftwaffe); National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Wind Tunnels; World War I Aviation; World War II Aviation References Gray, George W. Frontiers of Flight: The Story of NACA Research. New York: Knopf, 1948. Morrow, John H. Jr. Building German Airpower, 1909–1914.