The Airways Museum Air Traffic Control Consoles
The Airways Museum holds significant equipment relating to the broadcasting and receiving of air transport telecommunications information. Included in this collection is a number of original consoles.
The Airways Museum holds significant equipment relating to the broadcasting and receiving of air transport telecommunications information. Included in this collection is the original console from the 1946 Essendon Control Tower, http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/EN%20TWR%20c40s%20int.htm. A Marconi S.W.B.8W HF Radio Transmitter used in Darwin by the Australian Army in World War II, and commonly referred to as 'Swab 8s' http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/Museum%20SWB8%20close%20up.htm The Mildura Flight Service Console typical of the equipment installed at Flight Service Units (FSUs) throughout regional Australia from the late 1960s, this console was in use in Victoria from 1969 until 1984, http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/Museum%20MI%20FS%2060s.htm. Melbourne Flight Information Service ML FIS 15 Console typical of the final generation of consoles used in the major capital city Flight Service Centres throughout the 1990s. FIS 15 was responsible providing flight and traffic information Outside Controlled Airspace (OCTA) within the area between Melbourne and Adelaide http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/ML%20FSC%201976.htm. Operator's console for the Bellini-Tosi Medium Frequency Direction Finder (MF DF). This was Australia's first standardised radio navigation aid. http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/Museum%20BT%20MFDF.htm
This broadcasting equipment is significant for the role it played in the history of Australian air transport.
see Civil Aviation Historical Society/Airways Museum
For information on the use of this material contact Civil Aviation Historical Society/Airways Museum. Telephone: (03) 9374 3905 or +61 3 9374 3905 (international) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A selection of material is available on line. Further material is held at the Museum
Air traffic control; Airport; Broadcasting; Control Towers; Electronics; Flight Service; Radio Transmitter; Telecommunications; World war Two
Air traffic control; Airports; Broadcasting; Electronics; Telecommunications
Essendon, Victoria, Australia; Mildura, Victoria, Australia