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December 01, 1999

Editor’s Note: Congress’ Compliant With RTCA

Congress, a wag once said, is "a body of men brought together to vote on…

December 01, 1999

Avionics 99 Highlights

CFIT, TCAS, ADS-B and, of course, Free Flight were some of the more widely used…

December 01, 1999

Piloting the Engineer

Engineers and pilots view cockpit avionics from very different perspectives. Whereas an engineer may view…

December 01, 1999

Safety in Avionics: Not Your Father’s Loran

Just as the value of real estate has been based on the word "location" repeated…

December 01, 1999

Avionics System Design: ‘Why Do the Wings Dip When I Hit Play’

Due to an odd alignment of the stars or something this month, I have recently…

November 01, 1999

Editor’s Note: The Race for ADS-B

There is a race going on —a race against time. Pressure is mounting against the…

November 01, 1999

Safety in Avionics: Bubble of Protection

There is a subtle yet profound difference in the flight control systems on Boeing and…

November 01, 1999

Avionics System Design: Asking the Question ‘Why?’

In several discussions recently, I found myself explaining why some aviation and mil-spec techniques and…

November 01, 1999

The Space Shuttle, Modernized

The space shuttle cockpit is getting a facelift. The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s…

November 01, 1999

Twice the Bang for the Buck

American taxpayers should be pleased. The U.S. Marine Corps has taken on an unusual upgrade…