Science: The Guiding Stars

The maiden flight of the D-2 was made last week at Mather Air Force Base, Calif. Six skilled air navigators went through all the problems and perplexities of a mission in a jet bomber over the North Pole. They struggled with veering winds, lack of landmarks, and the odd behavior of magnetism and celestial bodies in the polar regions. All this they did without leaving a windowless concrete building that contains a reasonable facsimile of the starry firmament on high.

The new D-2 High-Speed High-Latitude Celestial-Navigation Trainer was specially designed by Link Aviation Inc....

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