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August 29, 1927

German Air Transport

German Air Transport

Duralumin—Defects and Failures

Duralumin—Defects and Failures

The Western Air Express

The Western Air Express

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German Air Transport

German Air Transport

This series of articles on German Air Transport is the result of a trip made by Major Gardner over the principal air routes of the Deutsche Luft Hansa last year. It has been supplemented by more recent data from various sources. The description of German Transport Planes has been taken almost entirely from an article in the May 7th issue of “Zeitschrift des Vereines Deutscher INGENIEURE”.-ED.

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Duralumin—Defects and Failures

Duralumin—Defects and Failures

ONE OF the advantages of metal over wood as an aircraft material is the uniformity of the metal. There are no shakes, checks, knots, spiral grain, etc., in metal ; and, as a consequence, aircraft builders more or less looked forward to the use of duralumin with relief.

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The Western Air Express

The Western Air Express

WHEN IT was first decided to extend the government air mail to the West Coast it was quite natural that the route should go to San Francisco. At that time it was considered probable that the next step would be to run a line by a northern route to Seattle and another route through the South to Los Angeles but when the time came to let out routes to private contractors it was decided by those in charge that it was too early to start three transcontinenal air mail routes and that it would be better to split the transcontinental line at Salt Lake and run one branch to the North West and one to the South West.

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NEWS ARTICLES AND ITEMS

Travel Air "Woolaroc" Wins Dole Derby

Goebel and Davis Complete Pacific Flight First in 26 Hr. 17 Min. 33 Sec., While Jensen and Schulter Fly Breese Monoplane "Aloha" to Second Place in 28 Hr. 16 Min.

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The Gordon Bennett Balloon Races

The Gordon Bennett Balloon Races

Sixteen Entries Representing Eight Different Countries Will Race for International Trophy at Detroit, Mich., on Sept. 10

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FOREIGN AERONAUTICAL NEWS NOTES

FOREIGN AERONAUTICAL NEWS NOTES

A runway for airplanes has been opened at Marienbad, Czechoslovakia. The start of the runway is about 900 ft. from the hangar. Its direction is W.N.W., or against the direction of the prevailing wind. It is 750 ft. long, the width at the beginning being 24 ft.
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AIRPORTS AND AIRWAYS

Bennington, Vt.

The field used during the Bennington Battle Sesqui-Centennial is located about a mile west of the Monument, which rises three hundred feet above the hill on which it stands, the top being about twelve hundred feet above sea level. The town of Bennington is located in a wide valley at the northern end of the Berkshire mountains.

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PUBLISHER'S NEWS LETTER

PUBLISHER'S NEWS LETTER

Occasionally a book marks an epoch in human endeavor. Usually, a new book is just another addition to the sum total of the store of human knowledge. Of books there is no end. When the AMERICAN AIRCRAFT DIRECTORY made its appearance this month the aircraft industry may be said to have “arrived”.
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The New Fokker Army Bomber

The New Fokker Army Bomber

Of Conventional Fokker Construction ; Carries Crew of Five Men And is Powered With Two Pratt & Whitney Wasp Engines

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AIRPORTS AND AIRWAYS

Springfield, Mass.

Massachusetts Airways, Inc., one of Springfield’s two commercial aviation companies organized this year, definitely got under way with the arrival here of two new Eaglerocks. The planes were flown from the Denver factory in about 21 flying hours by Leslie Miller, chief test pilot for the Alexander company, and Fred J. Boots, who has been engaged as pilot by the local concern.

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