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January 15, 1919

National Advisory Committee Report

Description of the Loening Monoplane

Use of Airplanes in Forest Patrol Work

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National Advisory Committee Report

The fourth annual report of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, which is shortly to be issued, contains a considerable wealth of information on various scientific and technical questions related to aeronautics, which may be gathered from the fact that it includes forty separate technical reports.
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Description of the Loening Monoplane

In his extensive report on American aviation recently made to the British Air Ministry, and circularized throughout the Technical Sections of the Allies, Col. Lord Semphill, R. A. F., reported in detail upon the Loening monoplane as one of the most advanced and original designs that have ever been produced, and with such great promise of success that it was well worthy of the most extensive development and study.
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Use of Airplanes in Forest Patrol Work

As long ago as 1909 a resolution was passed at a meeting of Forest Supervisors, held in El Paso, Texas, to the effect that the use of aircraft in fire patrol of the National Forests was something that should be looked forward to. I refer to this incident simply to show that Government forest officials for some time past have not been unmindful of the possibilities of aircraft in the protection from fires of the National Forests.

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Aircraft Manufacturers’ Banquet

The banquet of the Manufacturers’ Aircraft Association, which took place on Jan. 7 at the Hotel Waldorf-Astoria, was one of the most notable gatherings which have brought together the aircraft industry and the air services in a proclamation of faith in the future of aerial navigation.
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British Airship Development and Operations

The British airship service, while nominally a branch of the Royal Air Force, is in fact attached to the British Navy because the scope of its operations is purely naval. For this reason the work accomplished by British airships during the war, as well as developments in design have, up to the signing of the armistice, been kept as secret as the other operations of the “silent service.”
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Properties of the Liberty Aeronautic Fuel

The enormous consumption of gasoline which the use of tens of thousands of automotive apparatus employing this fuel for propulsion, such as aircraft, motor trucks, tanks, service automobiles, submarine chasers, etc., has caused during the war raises the very serious problem of providing for substitute fuels to make up for the rapid depletion of the world's gasoline deposits.
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News of the Fortnight

A brief review of operations of the American Air Service in France, up to November 12, is contained in a cable from Major General Harbord to the Director of Air Service. It is dated December 18 and below is a summary: There were in operation on the front thirty-nine American Aero Squadrons, distributed as follows: Twenty pursuit, one night bombardment, six day bombardment, five army observation, twelve corps observation and one night observation.
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Europe Organizing Passenger Air Lines

Mr. Holt Thomas, whose paper on commercial aeronautics read before the Royal Aeronautical Society in May, 1917, is generally regarded as a classic on the subject, has made public through the London press his plans relative to the transportation of passengers and mails by airplane.
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Editorials

THE annual banquet of the Manufacturers’ Aircraft Association, which was this year a particularly representative gathering of men directly or indirectly concerned with aeronautics, emphasized principally two points. The first of these was the magnitude of the industrial firms represented, all of which have since the war been engaged in the pursuit of some phase of aerial navigation.
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The World’s Aerial Mail and Passenger Services

The general directory printed herewith has been compiled from the most up-to-date information at hand, and contains a comprehensive outline of the world’s aerial mail, passenger and express services; those in operation as well as those projected.
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