Science: Hooded Airline

"All-weather flying" is here, but not for the public. Colonel J. Francis Taylor, deputy commander of the Air Force's All-Weather Flying Center at Wilmington, Ohio, said last week that for 14 months his outfit has flown a daily, round-trip schedule from Ohio to Maryland. Radar and G.C.A. (Ground Controlled Approach) got the planes through safely and landed them in zero-zero soup. It was always "instrument weather" for the pilots, who kept their cockpits hooded on every flight.


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