Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pilot

This is a picture of Clarence Culver at the controls of a biplane. Clarence was in the army, and was in charge of getting radios to work in airplanes. Note the microphone in the picture. I would think wind noise would be a little bit of an issue in an open cockpit airplane like this.

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  1. it's good! clear and so on. Your pic's have such a good quality! Even better than the ones made today ;)

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  2. Noise is a tremendous problem in a two seater open cockpit. The Army Air Corps developed a set of hand signals to communicate mainly from the front cockpit to the back cockpit in 1922 because voice communication was almost impossible. A form of hand signals is still used today in military formation flying called HEFOE.

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  3. Will we get to see a picture of Pancho Barnes this week?

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  4. I was wondering, have you come across any pictures of French writer/pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in the early 1940s, when he was living in New York?

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  5. What's your clearance, Clarence?

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  6. Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?

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