Friday, December 21, 2007

FAA History Lesson -- December 21

From the FAA Historical Chronology, 1926-1996...

”Dec 21, 1955: CAA and the Air Force announced an agreement under which CAA would for the first time use USAF Air Defense Command radar for civil air traffic control. Under the arrangement, CAA used information from the Air Defense Command radar at the Olathe, Kan., Naval Air Station to maintain approach control at nearby airports. CAA commissioned the facility for this use on Jan 15, 1957. “

Don Brown
December 21, 2007

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