Special Exhibition: Radio Aids to Navigation

Radio Aids to Navigation is the theme of a new photographic exhibition opened at the 2009 Open Day at the Airways Museum.

The exhibition will run until November 2010.

Several serious accidents, including the losses of the airliners Southern Cloud in 1931, City of Brisbane in 1937 and Kyeema in 1938, made it evident that safe, all-weather airline operations depended on aircraft being able to navigate accurately while flying in cloud.

Radio technology was the answer, and this is the story of radio navigation aids in Australia. Using photographs drawn mainly from the CAHS collections, the exhibition shows the leading role Australia has played in the development and employment of radio navigation aids.

The images on this page provide a taste of the material in the Exhibition.



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