USAF Flight Navigator History Time Line

Narrative Summary

Index

First Epoch: 1907-1917 Years of First Flights: piloting and observing.

Second Epoch: 1918-1928 Solving Flight Navigation Problems brings Successes

Third Epoch: 1929-1938 Years of economic depression, airline starts, war preparations

Fourth Epoch: 1939-1945 Global Air Warfare: Utilized Aircraft and Flight Crews

Fifth Epoch: 1946-1962 A Cold War with a Hot Nuclear Arms Race

Sixth Epoch: 1963-1973 18,000 Nuclear Bombs, a Test ban and Limited Wars

Seventh Epoch: 1974 to Present The nav all but gone, pilot going and C-UAV coming

by

Ronald P. Barrett, USAF Ret. Navigator


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