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Portable trailer in use in blind landings. Washington D.C. This portable trailer where all the equipment is enclosed can be easily transported to any position on the Airdrome so that the pilot can approach the field into the wind for his landing. All the beam control is dispatched from this trailer to the instrument in the cockpit of the plane while at the same time the pilot is in contact with the airport control tower. Photo shows the plane in a test taking off over the trailer in a test at the Airdrome

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Portable trailer in use in blind landings. Washington D.C. This portable trailer where all the equipment is enclosed can be easily transported to any position on the Airdrome so that the pilot can approach the field into the wind for his landing. All the beam control is dispatched from this trailer to the instrument in the cockpit of the plane while at the same time the pilot is in contact with the airport control tower. Photo shows the plane in a test taking off over the trailer in a test at the Airdrome

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In the late 1910s, there were few gas stations, few paved roads, and no highways was a time that America’s leading historians call the beginning of modern RV. In 1920s people who traveled like this were referred to as 'tin can tourists'. As time progressed, trailers became attractive, comfortable and earned a new name "house trailer" in the 1930s and 1940s. In the late 1930s, during the Great Depression, FSA (Federal Farm Security Administration) built trailer camps to assist childless couples and families of one and two children in moving in areas where new factories were​ built, and labor was in demand. In 2005, FEMA provided temporary emergency housing using thousands of travel trailers.

Airplanes and blimps above National Mall, Washington Monument, Potomac river and around.

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Date

1900 - 1940
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Contributors

Harris & Ewing, photographer
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Location

Washington, District of Columbia, United States38.90719, -77.03687
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Library of Congress
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