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RAC47 Wind Indicator

FILES

RAC47 Wind Indicator.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

RAC47 Wind Indicator

Description

This is a close-up view of the tetrahedron wind-direction indicator installed at Woodrum Field. The device allowed pilots to visually determine the wind direction prior to landing in order to choose the best runway. The device became obsolete as aircraft avionics provided more information to pilots in the cockpit.

Date

Circa 1945

Contributor

Courtesy of Marshall Harris

Identifier

RAC47

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Digital tiff

Citation

“RAC47 Wind Indicator,” Virginia Room Digital Collection, accessed December 5, 2021, http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/document/RAC47.