The Airways Museum Air Traffic Control Navigation Instruments
The Airways Museum holds air traffic navigation equipment used at a variety of Australian Air traffic towers. This includes a Rodoniscope invented by Norman Rodoni.
The Airways Museum holds air traffic navigation equipment used at a variety of Australian Air traffic towers. This includes a significant Rodoniscope (Airways Traffic Computer) invented by Sydney Flight Checking Officer, Mr Norman Rodoni during World War Two. The widespread installation of radio facilities made it possible to take positive control of flights en route and the Rodoniscope was designed to enable Air Traffic Controllers to separate aircraft flying at the same height along an air route by ten minutes flying time. It was more accurate than other, more cumbersome, methods of control yet it was not until 1950 that Rodoni was finally paid £200 by the Public Service Board and a further £250 by the War Inventions Committee.
These navigation instruments are significant for the role they played in the history of Australian air transport.
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A selection of material is available on line. Further material is held at the Museum
Air traffic control; Airports; Control Towers; Instrumentation; Navigation; War Inventions Committee; World war Two
Air traffic control; Airports; Calculators; Instrumentation Technology