Navigation Aids for the 1920's Fliers in Nevada.

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  1. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    I saw this in a railroad group I belong to. This is in Northern Nevada near Shafter. Used to help guide airmail pilots. nearby is the Union Pacific railroad tracks. Which were also used as an aid.

    arrow2.jpg arrow1.jpg facebook group I belong to.
     
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    Those arrows are a great reminder of early aviation. There's a few arrows that still have their beacon towers intact, too.

    When I was a kid, I recall seeing an original Transcontinental map hanging in one of the airport offices - I think it may have been Fullerton.

    Anyway, here's a page at Wiki with details (including a photo of one of the maps)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcontinental_Airway_System
     
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    That is so cool
     
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    Yes, very cool relic.

    IFR = I Follow Railways.
     
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