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The Airplane Transponder

Airplane Transponder - CAU

Beyond the amazing aeronautical and thrust design developments we have pursued since the Wright brothers, arguably the next greatest development in aviation has been in electronic communications, including nonverbal communication such as the transponder.  The privilege of talking over a radio and speaking directly and instantaneously with air traffic control (ATC) or even with other …

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Strange Aviation Sounds Small-Airplane Passengers (and Pilots) Hear

Strange Aviation Sounds In Flight | CAU

Passengers in big airliners hear certain aviation sounds that have become commonplace in our flying experience.  They hear machine made aviation sounds (like the engines humming as the jet flies through the air) and other assorted things like the flight attendant call button tones.  But, on the whole, the auditory environment within the giant flying tube …

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