January 15, 1923

Army and Navy Air News

The Civil Aeronautics Act of 1923

Airports in the United States and Possessions

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Army and Navy Air News

Air Service Engineering School—The activities of the Air Service Engineering School at Dayton, Ohio, have been enlarged to include a course in Engine and Airplane Maintenance. There are now two distinct courses given in the school under the general direction of the Secretary, as follows : COURSE I—General Aeronautical Engineering, Lieut. S. P. Mills in charge.
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The Civil Aeronautics Act of 1923

Bill Introduced in House by Representative Winslow Provides for Comprehensive Federal Air Legislation
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Airports in the United States and Possessions

Probably the most conspicuous deficiency in facilities for the proper growth and development of air transport (outside aerial law) is found in the lack of a comprehensive nationwide system of organized airports, charted and classified according to route and construction.
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Official Bulletin of National Aeronautic Association of U.S.A.

Col. Frank P. Lahm, Air Service, one of the oldest American fliers, with a distinguished war service, has been appointed Chairman of the Contest Committee of the National Aeronautic Association of U.S.A. Owing to the importance of this committee which supervises under delegation from the F.A.I. the Pulitzer Races and all other aeronautic events in this country, and which furnishes Officers to observe and authenticate all aeronautic records made in the United States, it was necessary for the National Aeronautic Association to place at the head of this committee the most competent man available in the country.

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Editorials

FEDERAL Air Regulation has been advocated in this country by every organization, governmental as well as civilian, that is directly concerned with aeronautical activities. Outside of these bodies, excepting as notable examples the American Legion, the American Bar Association and the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, the question of federal air legislation has elicited little enough interest.
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New Records in View

Lieut. Oakley G. Kelly, A. S., stationed at McCook Field, who with Lieut. John A. Macready established a new endurance record of 35 hr. 18½ min. at Rockwell Field last October, and early in November a non-stop flight from San Diego to Indianapolis in an attempt to negotiate a non-stop flight to New York, has received authority from the Chief of Air Service to attempt another duration flight.
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Winter Schedule of Air Mail Service

With Report of Performances Covering Period of Eighteen Months Operations
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Aerial Exploration Work

An airplane will be used to explore the terrain and prospective route of a new railway line from Brazil to Paraguay, according to advices from Asst. Trade Commissioner Cremer at Rio de Janeiro. The commission of engineers studying the problems to be encountered in building a railway from Santos to Ascuncion, Paraguay, have authorized the purchase of an airplane at a cost of not to exceed 20,000 Brazilian milreis for use in an aerial survey of the railroad line.
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Air Mail Service in Siam

The Siamese government is to purchase nine new airplanes to cost about $103,400 at the present rate of exchange for use in the Postal Service, says Consul M. P. Dunlap, in a report to the Department of Commerce. Although authoritative information has been received as to this contemplated purchase, no specifications or tenders for bids have as yet been issued.
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Air Mail Service in the Mediterranean

The American Consul General at Barcelona, Spain, reports that the Compania Aero-Maritima Mallorquina is in negotiation with the French Latécoère Company which now operates the aerial postal service between Toulouse, France, and Casablanca, Morocco, with the object of making arrangements to recommence the aerial postal service between Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca, in the Balearic Isles.
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