America Revealed

Clear Skies

Clip: Season 1

Since the 1950s, America’s air traffic has been controlled with radar technology. But with 700 million air passengers a year and climbing, a new system is in the works. Federal Aviation Administration head Randy Babbitt and Alaskan pilot Sam Wright discuss NextGen – the space-based GPS navigation system set to revolutionize the way we fly.

Aired: 02/14/12

Rating: NR

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