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Old February 12th 07, 08:59 AM posted to rec.aviation.military,rec.aviation.ifr
John Keeney
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Default 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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