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The light tower at the Aviation Heritage Museum.

The light tower at the Aviation Heritage Museum.

This day started off close by at the little Grants-Milan Airport in Milan. The technoids at the Cibola County Historical Society decided to rig up a display of some of the key equipment used to guide cross-country flights in 1930-ish. Ford Tri-motor passenger planes were the dominant carrier at the time, and when one of them went into a mountain, it showed that some improvements were needed. Such flights were made by eye, not by nonexistent instruments. Markers in the form of large arrows were were laid on the ground at the time and this website gives more detail than I can. The buildings are open on Saturday mornings, and someone is Read more…

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