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Paul[_4_] February 11th 07 10:57 PM

Berlin Airlift, IFR
 
Anybody know what type of instrument approaches were used to fly the
airlift into Berlin in the 40s?


Steven P. McNicoll February 11th 07 11:24 PM

Berlin Airlift, IFR
 

"Paul" wrote in message
ups.com...

Anybody know what type of instrument approaches were used to fly the
airlift into Berlin in the 40s?


GCA



George Z. Bush February 12th 07 01:47 AM

Berlin Airlift, IFR
 
Paul wrote:
Anybody know what type of instrument approaches were used to fly the
airlift into Berlin in the 40s?


All aircraft involved used GCA approaches for landings. There were no missed
approach procedures.....if you missed your approach, you were automatically
cleared for return to your home base. In that way, they were able to keep the
flow of aircraft moving and on schedule.

http://www.historynet.com/air_sea/ai...tml?page=3&c=y

George Z.




Sam Spade February 12th 07 02:10 AM

Berlin Airlift, IFR
 
George Z. Bush wrote:

Paul wrote:

Anybody know what type of instrument approaches were used to fly the
airlift into Berlin in the 40s?



All aircraft involved used GCA approaches for landings. There were no missed
approach procedures.....if you missed your approach, you were automatically
cleared for return to your home base. In that way, they were able to keep the
flow of aircraft moving and on schedule.

http://www.historynet.com/air_sea/ai...tml?page=3&c=y

George Z.



That, nonetheless, is a missed approach procedure.

Sam Spade February 12th 07 02:11 AM

Berlin Airlift, IFR
 
Steven P. McNicoll wrote:

"Paul" wrote in message
ups.com...

Anybody know what type of instrument approaches were used to fly the
airlift into Berlin in the 40s?



GCA



It wasn't PAR?

John Godwin February 12th 07 02:35 AM

Berlin Airlift, IFR
 
Sam Spade wrote in news:l1Qzh.11876$c%2.1737
@newsfe12.phx:


It wasn't PAR?


In those days, it was GCA

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rstro February 12th 07 03:35 AM

Berlin Airlift, IFR
 
so--in other words loaded transport aircraft returned across the Atlantic to
their home baese???? they couldn't have possibly carried enough fuel for
that???
"Sam Spade" wrote in message
...
George Z. Bush wrote:

Paul wrote:

Anybody know what type of instrument approaches were used to fly the
airlift into Berlin in the 40s?



All aircraft involved used GCA approaches for landings. There were no
missed approach procedures.....if you missed your approach, you were
automatically cleared for return to your home base. In that way, they
were able to keep the flow of aircraft moving and on schedule.

http://www.historynet.com/air_sea/ai...tml?page=3&c=y

George Z.



That, nonetheless, is a missed approach procedure.




Tex Houston February 12th 07 03:44 AM

Berlin Airlift, IFR
 

"rstro" wrote in message
...
so--in other words loaded transport aircraft returned across the Atlantic
to their home baese???? they couldn't have possibly carried enough fuel
for that???



You don't know much airlift history, do you?

Tex



Steven P. McNicoll February 12th 07 04:19 AM

Berlin Airlift, IFR
 

"John Godwin" wrote in message
. 3.50...

In those days, it was GCA


It still is.



John Keeney February 12th 07 07:59 AM

Berlin Airlift, IFR
 
On Feb 11, 10:35 pm, "rstro" wrote:
so--in other words loaded transport aircraft returned across the Atlantic to
their home baese???? they couldn't have possibly carried enough fuel for
that???"Sam Spade" wrote in message


What makes you think they were based across the Atlantic? This was the
Cold War, the planes were based in England and more eastern locations:
Holland, Fance, West Germany...

George Z. Bush wrote:


Paul wrote:


Anybody know what type of instrument approaches were used to fly the
airlift into Berlin in the 40s?


All aircraft involved used GCA approaches for landings. There were no
missed approach procedures.....if you missed your approach, you were
automatically cleared for return to your home base. In that way, they
were able to keep the flow of aircraft moving and on schedule.


http://www.historynet.com/air_sea/ai...029936.html?pa...


George Z.


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