A matter of acceptable risk
Illustrates aircraft control in the crowded air lanes between New York and London. Explains the development of mathematical formulas to evaluate the present risk of collision between aircraft and the anticipated risk if the distance between air lanes is narrowed. Shows a ship collecting data on the position of all aircraft flying the Atlantic and two mathematicians explaining the probability of collision and its calculation.
Bert Shapiro; Eliot Tozer; David Prowitt; Cyd Bregman; Richard Key; Ian Wilson; Donald Feldstein
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Air traffic control
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