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August 1, 1927

Meteorology of the North Atlantic and Trans-Atlantic Flight

Meteorology of the North Atlantic and Trans-Atlantic Flight

The Recent Eclipse as Seen From a Balloon

The Recent Eclipse as Seen From a Balloon

UNITED STATES AIR FORCES

United States Air Forces

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Meteorology of the North Atlantic and Trans-Atlantic Flight

Meteorology of the North Atlantic and Trans-Atlantic Flight

Facts and Figures on Weather Conditions that Confront Ocean Fliers

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The Recent Eclipse as Seen From a Balloon

The Recent Eclipse as Seen From a Balloon

FEW PEOPLE have had the opportunity of viewing a total eclipse of the sun from the air and only three, as far as I know have been so fortunate as to see it from that ideal vehicle for the purpose, a free balloon. Not only is the view more unobstructed than that obtainable from an airplane, but owing to the absence of noise and vibration, the sounds from the ground below, the crowing of cocks, barking of dogs, etc., can be distinctly heard.

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UNITED STATES AIR FORCES

United States Air Forces

In the Fourth Annual Machine Gun and Bombing Competition, recently completed at Langley Field, Va., Capt. Hugh M. Elmendorf, a member of the First Pursuit Group, Selfridge Field, Mich., was the winner of the contest for pursuit pilots.
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German Air Transport

German Air Transport

THE FIRST scheduled trips over the Deutsche Luft Hansa air lines were begun in April, 1926. Since then traffic—passenger, mail and freight—has grown steadily. This year, new air routes have been added to those operated in 1926, so that it can be said that after a year’s operation, Germany is provided with the most complete aerial traffic service of any country in the world.

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Van Lear Black’s Air Journeys

Van Lear Black’s Air Journeys

New Record for Aerial Travel in Europe and Asia Made by American Publisher

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FOREIGN AERONAUTICAL NEWS NOTES

Foreign Aeronautical News Notes

By Special Arrangement with the Automotive and Transportation Divisions, Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce

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The Kinner Five Cylinder Air Cooled Engine

The Kinner Five Cylinder Air Cooled Engine

Develops 100 H.P. at 1800 R.P.M. and is Designed for Ease of Maintenance and Consistency of Operation

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PUBLISHER’S NEWS LETTER

Publisher’s News Letter

The Third National Reliability Tour has been successfully concluded and much has been learned concerning the increasingly improving qualities of air transport airplanes. The Ford Tour, to give it its popular name, has had a great influence on the development of commercial types of airplanes in this country.
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NEWS ARTICLES AND ITEMS

Lindbergh to Officiate at Model Contest

Col. Charles A. Lindbergh has accepted the associate chairmanship of the national contest in the construction and flying of miniature airplanes to be conducted on public playgrounds this summer, it was announced recently by the Playground and Recreation Association of America, which will conduct the contest.
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Side Slips

Side Slips

Business certainly must be picking up for the Pioneer Instrument Company, when it can afford to take over the entire front cover of The Saturday Evening Post for its advertising. That cover picture on the Saturday Evening Post—the picture of a flier entitled “Pioneer”—has been puzzling us ever since we first saw it.

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