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Summary: Technical training film focusing on Ground Controlled Approach (GCA) radar equipment, used to assist pilots landing on RAF airfields.
Description: Reel 1: Description of GCA radar equipment and its operation and understanding the radar display.
Reel 2: - Cossar and Decca radar. ACR7C and D radar explained. Precision Approach Radar explained. CPN4 and MPN 11 systems explained.
Reel 3: MPN11 controller operations explained, three operators normal though can be used with two or one at quiet times. Radar reflector antenna explained. Explanation of various aspects of reading the radar display CRT. Azimuth and elevation radars explained.
Reel 4: Description of GCA radar trailer elements and siting radar trucks in relation of runways. Demonstration of approach and landing at RAF Duxford by Canberra WH648 (evening landing).
Reel 5: Continuation of explanation of CGA procedures from reel 4.
Reel 6: If pilot unhappy about approach a “Quickie circuit” is explained. Hunter jet used to demonstate the procedure. 65 Squadron badge on helmet. “At almost every airfield a red and white truck is waiting to make yours a happy landing - Come in the glidepath way, don't delay call GCA...”