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Title
Instructor and cadet using a Link Trainer, Hancock College of Aeronautics
Creator
Unknown
Contributor
Allan Hancock College
Date Created and/or Issued
undated
Contributing Institution
Black Gold Cooperative Library System
Collection
Hancock Collection
Rights Information
Allan Hancock College
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Description
Negative created at Hancock Field in Santa Maria, California is an image of an instructor and a cadet using a Link Trainer. Link Trainers were early analog flight simulators built by Link Aviation Devices, for the purpose of training pilots to fly by instruments alone. The trainers moved in response to the pilot's controls, and gave feedback through an instrument panel. The canopy could be used to simulate blind flying. Instructors had access to real-time data from the trainer, and could communicate with the pilot via headphones. Because most Link Trainers were painted blue with yellow control surfaces, they were also called "blue boxes".
Type
image
Format
1 negative : black and white ; 3 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.
Identifier
http://www.luna.blackgold.org/luna/servlet/detail/blackgold~10~10~35~1804
http://blackgold.lunaimaging.com:80/MediaManager/srvr?mediafile=/Size2/blackgold~10~10/64/028.jpg
B-641
Language
English
Subject
Hancock Field (Santa Barbara County, Calif.)
Santa Maria (Calif.)
Hancock College of Aeronautics
Aeronautics--California
Flight Schools--California--Santa Maria Valley (Santa Barbara County)
United States. Army Air Forces. Flying Training Command
Air University (U.S.). Air War College

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