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First Flight Simulator
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Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 41° 09.741 W 112° 01.145
12T E 414503 N 4557280
Quick Description: The AN-T-18 Link Trainer, developed in 1927 by Edwin A. Link was the first flight simulator for training pilots.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 4/29/2013 5:13:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMGZXG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Zork V
Views: 47

Long Description:
This restored blue box was the first simulator. It was developed in 1927 by Edwin A. Link. This small stationary trainer provides critical practice in essential aircraft control. During World War II an estimated half-million pilots learned aircraft control in this blue box trainer. Thousands of lives and many millions of dollars have been saved by this training. Today, more advanced systems are being used.
FIRST - Classification Variable: Item or Event

Date of FIRST: 1/1/1927

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