Brodie Landing System Film Collection

The Brodie System included a portable rig for landing and launching light planes from a tight, overhead cableway. It was devised, tested, and named for Lieutenant James H. Brodie, F.A. The U.S. Army and Navy became interested in the Brodie System in the early months of World War II as a means of providing daylight air observation of German U-boat packs preying on U.S. convoys in the North Atlantic.