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ARL Flight Memory Recorder - Ground Playback Equipment, 1962 Object Reg. No: ST 033208

Alternative Name(s): 'Black Box' Flight Recorder
Ground-based unit for the prototype airborne ARL Flight Memory recorder unit invented by Dr David Warren. This unit is a playback station for separating cockpit speech and instrument reading recordings. The unit was first flight tested on 23 March 1962 on Fokker Friendship VH-CAV flying from Essendon airport.

This invention subsequently became colloquially known as the 'black box flight recorder'.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Aeronautical Research Laboratories (ARL), 1982
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 350 mm (Height), 239 mm (Width), 487 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: flight recorders, aeroplanes, flight memory recorders, black box flight recorders, australian innovations, innovation design
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Transport Collection, Dr David Warren, AO, Research Scientist & Inventor (1925-2010), ARL Flight Memory Recorder, Fokker Friendship
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Safety & Regulation
Tertiary Classification: flight recorders
Manufacturer: Aeronautical Research Laboratories (ARL), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1962
Inventor: Dr David Warren - Aeronautical Research Laboratories (ARL), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1962

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