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Title Handbook for Instrument Flying Trainer AN-2550-1 [Link Trainer]
Date 1941-1942
Collection Western Airlines Records
Catalog Number 2016.8.5
Object Name Manual
Extent of Description 1 file
Creator Link Aviation Devices, Inc., Binghamton, NY
Admin/Biographical History Copy of a manual for installation, operation, adjustment and maintenance of the Link Trainer, as in use by the airlines and the military for instrument flight training in the early 1940s.
Scope & Content Photocopy of the manual, missing original title page and pages 85-86 and 115-116.

"This publication is issued as the basic Handbook for Instrument Flying Trainer AN-2550-1, manufactured by Link Aviation Devices, Inc., Binghampton, New York, and Link Manufacturing Company, Ltd., Grananoque, Ontario, Canada. It contains a general and detailed description of the Trainer, together with instructions for its installation, operation, adjustment and maintenance.

The Trainer contains the necessary controls and mechanisms for causing pitching, banking and turning movements similar to an aircraft in flight and the necessary instruments and radio equipment for reproducin the instrument indications, as well as the aural and visual radio signals encountered in flight on instruments.

It is intended for use as ground equipment in the teaching of both elementary and advanced instrument flying, including radio navigation, radio range orientation, instrument landing procedurdes, etc. As the automatic recorder on the instructor's desk furnishes an accurate record of the problems 'flown' in the Trainer, by which the student's knowledge, skill and adaptability can be readily determined, the Trainer may also be used to advantage for periodic flight checks by experienced 'instrument' pilots. For most satisfactory results, an Instrument Flying Trainer instructor should be thorougly familiar with the operation and maintenance of the Trainer." [From Section 1: Instruction, page 1]
Language of Material English (eng)
Credit line Gift of Vic Zioncheck, WAL-DAL The Best Get Better
Archivist's Notes Removed from spiral binding and placed in archival folder.

Stored in a document case with Illustrated Parts Catalog for the Link Instrument Trainer (2016.8.6).
Search Terms Western Airlines
Link Trainer
Subjects Manuals
Airline pilots
Flight simulators
Flight training
Training, Vocational
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