Budget Films

Stock Footage

Automatic Pilot Landing

Sequence of shots show a 1950s computer assisting in a hands-free landing of a Navy F-3D jet. A technician stands in front of lights and dials of computer. CU of altimeter dial. Inside the cockpit, CU of pilot. CU of joystick moving without the pilot touching it. A jet lands on a runway. POV shot from inside the cockpit. Edward R. Murrow narration anticipates the computer revolution in air traffic control.

IdentifierCLIP-11058
Duration1 min, 39 sec
GenreDocumentary
Date1957
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