Glide Path: To The Heart of Experimental Technology..In WWII!

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  • Paperback
  • 279 pages
  • Glide Path: To The Heart of Experimental Technology..In WWII!
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • English
  • 10 March 2019
  • 9780743475310

10 thoughts on “Glide Path: To The Heart of Experimental Technology..In WWII!

  1. Judy says:


    This is the sixth book I have read by Arthur C Clarke, as part of My Big Fat Reading Project and my study of the development of science fiction. The surprise was to find it was not science fiction but a scientific novel set in early WWII.

    Flying officer Alan Bishop finds himself posted on a British RAF experimental base where a new use of radar is being developed called ground-controlled approach (GCA). The science was unfamiliar to me sending me to the Internet to learn the basics and terminology. I even found an image of the real-life vehicles in which the work was being done!

    According to Wikipedia, Glide Path was Clarke's only non-science fiction novel and is based on his own experiences during the war working on the ground-controlled approach project. In an author's note he assures us that all the characters are imaginary, but it is evident that he had intimate knowledge of the project and its technology.

    Alan Bishop is a great character, who comes of age during the story, loses his troubled father, rises out of his humble beginnings, and finds his purpose in life.

    Many of the scenes when the testing of this prototype was used to talk pilots out of the sky, during storms and low to no visibility, by means of radar on the ground, are full of exciting tension. Amazing to think that even to this day, every time one lands in a jet the further developments of the GCA are the reason one's aircraft lands safely where it is supposed to, no matter what the weather is doing.

    Quite an enjoyable and informative read.

  2. Peter says:


    Who would have thought a book about the pioneering days of RADAr and a young RAF officer would be so entertaining?

  3. Jeff says:

    During World War II, Arthur C. Clarke served in the Royal Air Force, and while he never flew a Spitfire in a dogfight against German pilots over Europe, his story was interesting and exciting none the less.

    Specifically, Clarke's work in the RAF was with radar, one of the many new technologies which was first used in the second world war. This book is loosely based on Clarke's own work on Ground Controlled Approach (renamed Ground Controlled Descent or GCD in this book), a system using radar to talk aircraft down in bad weather or other poor flying conditions.

    This book is a unique one from Arthur C. Clarke in that is really more of a work of historical fiction than science fiction. Yet, it is still a very interesting book and one worth reading for all fans of Arthur C. Clarke. Moreover, as Glide Path is about people working with new technology and pushing the envelope of its applications, it still has many of the feelings of a science fiction book.

  4. Cheryl says:

    Having just gotten my pilot's license probably made me enjoy this book far more than I would have a year ago. But with that said, this is a well written fictional account of how radar equipment got its start in aviation.

  5. Robu-sensei says:

    An entertaining and semi-historical novel about one RAF officer's role in implementing an experimental radar-based landing system to guide airplanes to a runway under reduced visibility. The characters are fictitious but the technology is, apparently real. Arthur C. Clarke always tells good stories, but I feel his straight science fiction is more compelling.

  6. Phil Giunta says:

    During WWII, Flying Officer Alan Bishop is reassigned from England’s Northern Coastal Defence to a new project involving the development of a new radar-based airplane guidance system called Ground-Controlled Descent (GCD). Its purpose is to guide military craft to safe landings during dense fog or inclement weather. Along with a team of soldiers and scientists, and a trio of Women’s Auxiliary Air Force operators, Bishop leads the testing of the GCD in both staged exercises and actual landings in a small airfield near Land’s End in Cornwall.

    Arthur C. Clarke’s only non-SF novel, Glide Path was inspired by his participation in the development of Ground Controlled Approach (GCA) during his wartime service with the Royal Air Force.

    Such a topic alone does not constitute interesting fodder for fiction, and at times, I was reminded of Clarke’s Prelude to Space, a fictional chronicling of man’s first mission to the moon in the late 1950’s with little in the way of plot or conflict.

    Much of the conflict in Glide Path remains in the background and stems from Bishop’s concerns over the declining health of his father, his feelings of inferiority compared to the brilliant scientists and skilled pilots on the team, pressure from skeptical generals, and an adversarial relationship with one particular RAF pilot who becomes competition for the heart of a local harlot.

  7. Akshay Sankar says:

    I started to read Glidepath on a whim, just because of Arthur C Clarke. The book was enjoyable, however, the tension built up throughout the pages concluded itself quite tamely. I expected more from the final few pages.

    The attention to detail and strong verbal imagery are evident, as ever. A far cry from his regular science fiction environs, the bases described in the book were quite enjoyable to think of. It offered a glimpse into the lives of on-base personnel during the war, whose efforts, though not directly visible or on the front line, were just as important if not more.

  8. James Christensen says:

    Novel based on his experience as commander of the GCA (Ground Control Approach) system developed by the American physicist, Luis Alvarez, and a few others, but first implimented in Britain during WW2 - a rather dry read, but interesting look at how the system developed and the many lifes of pilots, not to mention their aircraft, saved by the radar glide path.

  9. Thomas says:

    This non-science fiction novel reads like a fictionalized memoir of Clarke’s World War II experience as a young officer working on ground control approach radar systems. It is therefore interesting for anyone interested in Clarke’s biography. However, I am not sure how many of the details are accurate.

  10. Bill Yancey says:

    Not sci-fi. WWII. Fictional account of early use of radar for ground controlled approach. Great companion book if you read The Invention that Changed the Worldby Robert Buderi.

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