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24/09/1929 Jimmy Doolittle performs first all instrument flight in history

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F-0127 Jimmy Doolittle Remembers

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Flight Instruments

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Flight Training Manual Lesson #10: Flight Instruments

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The Extraordinary Life of Jimmy Doolittle

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Video from the Past [12] - James "Jimmy" Doolittle

Doolitle took off in the Consolidated NY-2, flew a set course, and landed while under a fabric hood and unable to see outside the airplane. He relied entirely on a directional gyro, artificial horizon, sensitive altimeter, and radio navigation. Doolittle also led a famous air-raid on Tokyo, four months after attack on Pearl Harbour.
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