Glide Path

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This article is about a work of fiction. For glide slope, see Instrument Landing System.
Glide Path
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First edition
Author Arthur C. Clarke
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Harcourt Brace
Publication date
1963
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 229 pp
ISBN NA

Glide Path is a novel by Arthur C. Clarke, published in 1963. Clarke's only non-science fiction novel, it is set during World War II, and tells a fictionalized version of the development of the radar-based ground-controlled approach (called "ground-controlled descent" in the novel) aircraft landing system, and includes a character modeled on Luis Alvarez, who developed this system. It is based on Clarke's own wartime service with the Royal Air Force, during which he worked on the GCA project.

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