airway beacons


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Historic airway beacon located in Utah.

Guiding Airmail Flights Using Giant Arrows

Long before the advent of radio navigation and Global Navigation Systems (GPS) to assist in air flight, the Transcontinental Airway System was developed to aid nighttime airmail flights.  Proposed by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the TAS was a series of beacons on concrete arrow platforms to form […]