Transport: Beams Wanted

You can't throw away an empty whiskey bottle without hitting somebody who's just invented a blind-landing system. So says Irving Metcalf, senior aeronautical engineer of the U. S. Bureau of Air Commerce. Mr. Metcalf himself has designed a practical instrument landing device. And, according to an article, "Under the Weather," published this week in FORTUNE, there are about ten dependable blind-landing systems, including "Air-Track" (TIME, Feb. 7).

Many delays, re-routings, cancellations and accidents result not from port-to-port flight through bad weather, but from hazards of landing when the destination has been reached. FORTUNE...

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