In Partnership With

October 15, 1916

Tentative System for the Organization of the Aviation Section

National Advisory Committee Discusses Aeronautic Motors

Course in Aerodynamics and Aeroplane Design

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Tentative System for the Organization of the Aviation Section

Aside from the officers and enlisted men of the Regular Army, the aviation personnel may consist of civilians employed by the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps, reserve officers, enlisted men of the Enlisted Reserve Corps, and National Guard organizations mustered into the service of the United States.
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National Advisory Committee Discusses Aeronautic Motors

At a public session of the Executive Committee of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, whose minutes were issued last week, the chairman, Brigadier-General George P. Scriben, U. S. A., called upon Henry Souther and others for statements in regard to American aeronautic motors.
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Course in Aerodynamics and Aeroplane Design

Effects of Variations in Profile and Plan Form of Wing Sections

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Outline of Course of Instruction for the Training of Aviators

Much has been said and written in the last two year’s on the training of aviators, and we of this country are vitally interested in the subject, since the recent appropriations have assured the formation of a sizable air service. An investigation into the present civilian aviation schools reveals the fact that the men are turned out knowing only the rudiments of flying and without being instructed in the finer points that are essential in the making of a capable aviator.

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The Development of the Zeppelin Airship

Count von Zeppelin’s attention to the possibilities of airship construction was first drawn by a speech of the Secretary of the Post Office Department, Mr. Stephan, in the year 1874. The little airships of small capacity which existed at that time, such as the French military balloon “La France,” could not be taken as models.

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The Curtiss 250-Horsepower 12-Cylinder Motor

The Curtiss Aeroplane Company announces that it has recently built, and is offering for sale to speed-boat owners and aviators, a twelve-cylinder 5" x 7" motor, which was designed for aeronautical uses primarily. This engine is rated at 250 horse power but it is claimed to develop 300 at 1400 revolutions per minute.
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Editorials

Editorials

TWO announcements, made by the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps of the Army in the last few days will go far toward convincing the public that solid progress is being made to create a substantial military air service. Eight pursuit scout machines have been ordered, four of the Curtiss triplane type and four Sturtevant biplanes.
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News of the Fortnight

National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

The annual meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics was held in the offices of the committee on October 5. The following members were present: Prof. W. F. Durand; Captain Mark L. Bristol, U. S. N.; Dr. Charles D. Walcott; Prof. John F. Hayford; Dr. S. W. Stratton; Prof. Charles F. Marvin; Lieut.-Col. Geo. O. Squier, U. S. A.; and Naval Constructor H. C. Richardson, U. S. N.
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News of the Fortnight

Chicago-New York Non-Stop Flight Projected

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News of the Fortnight

The Attack on the Aviation Section

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