Designed in 1941 by Captain William J. Chapman, a pilot in the U.S. Army, this edge-of-your-seat board game is based on the real-life radio buzz helping keep aviators safe while navigating through blind flying conditions. Morse code, used to indicate the position of the aircraft, assisted pilots as they drifted off course, ultimately followed by the ominous “cone of silence” as they approached their final destination.
"Flying the Beam" challenges players to keep a steady hand, and acute ear, as they attempt to fly their plane to a smooth, soft landing. Players start with their marker on the "leg" of the beam nearest them and listen for the “A” and “N” signals along their journey, guiding them through the blindness to their assigned runway space below. 2-4 players.