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April 4, 1927

From Genoa To Palermo By Air

From Genoa to Palermo By Air

Premier Mussolini Salutes American Aviation

Premier Mussolini Salutes American Aviation

Italy’s Famous Long-Distance Pilot

Italy’s Famous Long-Distance Pilot

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From Genoa To Palermo By Air

From Genoa to Palermo By Air

IT IS APPROPRIATE that the description of an air tour alongthe Italian coast, that was made in the Summer of 1926, should appear in this particular issue of AVIATION in which the Premier of Italy gives his optimistic views about commercial aviation.

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Premier Mussolini Salutes American Aviation

Premier Mussolini Salutes American Aviation

Sends High Praise To Americans Through AVIATION

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Italy’s Famous Long-Distance Pilot

Italy’s Famous Long-Distance Pilot

Commander de Pinedo, of Rome-Tokio Fame, Again Making History in New Long-Distance Flight Ventures.

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PUBLISHER’S NEWS LETTER

Publisher’s News Letter

This issue of AVIATION has been the most pleasant that we have ever had the pleasure of editing in the eleven years of the paper’s history. While there have been many happenings that have given rise to a feeling of satisfaction and the fine messages that have come occasionally from friends have been most gratifying, no compliment has ever been received comparable with that from Premier Mussolini.

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Editorial

Editorial

THE READERS of AVIATION may consider themselves highly honored by the distinction conferred on them by His Excellency, Premier Mussolini of Italy. The letter which he has written is so splendid in its cordiality and so complimentary to all phases of American aerial development that it should be regarded as one of those gracious interchanges of good will and kindly sentiments that make for better feelings between the peoples of the world.
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NEWS ARTICLES AND ITEMS

Instruments in Fog Flying

The Wright Brothers were the first to realize the importance of instruments to pilots of aircraft. The first instrument they used, and with which they equipped their early airplanes, consisted oí a string suitably weighted, about eight inches long, placed in front of the pilot.
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Side Slips

Side Slips

Passenger Intelligence Examination Proposed The new Air Commerce Laws, which are in the process of being put into effect, seem to be designed solely to protect the poor, unsuspecting public against the wild, care-free aviator and the unscrupulous promoter.

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AIRPORTS AND AIRWAYS

Hartford Airport, Conn.

Since the second week in February, Hartford has been prepared to welcome those flyers who choose the dark hours for their air cruising. Thirty border lights outline the boundries of the landable portion of Brainard Field, and a large revolving Sperry beacon on top of the municipal hangar functions as an aerial lighthouse, between the hours of sunset and sunrise.

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Waterbury, Conn.

Machine Gun and Bombing Competition

Army air units from all sections of the country, as well as the Panama Canal Zone, will be represented at the annual Army Air Corps machine gun and bombing competitions at Langley Field, Va., for fifteen days beginning June 5. Eleven observation teams, six bombing teams, four pursuit teams and two attack teams, drawn from Army air fields, will participate.
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NEWS ARTICLES AND ITEMS

Combating the Weevil By Plane

The utilization of the airplane as an effective agency for the spraying of alfalfa fields suffering from the ravages of an insect pest, known as the alfalfa weevil, may be realized, according to an official report received at the War Department, giving the results of dusting operations recently carried on in the State of Utah.
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