Glide Path

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Glide Path
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Cover of an early edition
AuthorArthur C. Clarke
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
PublisherHarcourt Brace
Publication date
1963
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages229 pp

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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  • Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 102. ISBN 0-911682-20-1.

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