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October 3, 1927

Official Results of the National Air Races

Official Results of the National Air Races

UNITED STATES AIR FORCES

UNITED STATES AIR FORCES

Aerial Photography

Aerial Photography

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Official Results of the National Air Races

Official Results of the National Air Races

FOLLOWING ARE the official results of the National Air Races, including the air derbies, held at the Spokane, Wash., municipal airport, Sept. 19-25. These official results, copies of which are printed exclusively in AVIATION, were all certified by Odis Porter, timer, and E. A. Goff, Jr., referee, and were sworn to before L. W. Morin, notary public, at Spokane, Wash., on Sept. 26.
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UNITED STATES AIR FORCES

UNITED STATES AIR FORCES

The new home of the Army Air Corps’ laboratories, near Dayton, Ohio, will be formally opened Oct. 12. War Department officials headed by Secretary of War Dwight F. Davis; Army and Navy officers in high commands; representatives of the state of Ohio and the City of Dayton, of the aircraft industry, of organized labor and chambers of commerce will attend the ceremonies which mark further expansion of the efforts of the government to improve airplane designs, to increase efficiency of airplane engines and to perfect air navigation and equipment.
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Aerial Photography

Aerial Photography

ERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY may be placed in two classes —the oblique and the mapping. The first is an individual photograph of any object from various altitudes, possibly as high as 1500 ft. Such photographs show relative heights and contours. Map making by air consists of a series of overlapping photographs, probably in parallel flights and matched together in the laboratory or dark room either by contact printing or enlarging, and in proper proportion that the engineer may study them.

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NEWS ARTICLES AND ITEMS

The Sixth Annual N.A.A. Convention

Election of National Officers and Adoption of Progressive Resolutions Mark Busy Two Day Session at St. Joseph, Mo.

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NEWS ARTICLES AND ITEMS

Great Britain Wins Schneider Trophy

AFTER A year’s absence from competition for the Jacques Schneider Maritime Trophy, Great Britain scored a complete defeat, over Italy in a dual race held off Lido Beach, Venice, Italy, on Sept. 26. Lieut. S. N. Webster, R.A.F., flying a Supermarine-Napier monoplane covered the 350 km. (217.483 mi.) course at an average speed of 281.488 m.p.h. to not only win first place but in addition to establish a new world’s seaplane speed mark.
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C. W. Holman Wins Class A Air Derby

C.W. “Speed” Holman won the Class A New York to Spokane air derby when he piloted his Laird biplane (Wright Whirlwind) across the finish line on the Spokane, Wash., municipal airport on the afternoon of Sept. 21. His time for the race was 19 hr. 42 min. 47 sec. E. E. Ballough in another Laird finished second with a time of 20 hr. 18 min. 10 sec., while N. B. Mamer won third place with a Buhl Airster in 20 hr. 59 min. 13 sec. Fifteen planes started and seven arrived in Spokane.
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NEWS ARTICLES AND ITEMS

Class B Air Derby Won by C. W. Meyers

AFTER TRAILING Leslie Miller’s Eaglerock plane for practically the entire distance Charles W. Meyers flying a Waco 10 and accompanied by Thomas Colby flashed across the Spokane, Wash., municipal airport Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 21, to win the Class B New York to Spokane air derby in the official time of 30 hr. 23 min. 15 sec.
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Special Survey Made of Nation’s Civil Airways

Special Survey Made of Nation’s Civil Airways

A SPECIAL SURVEY of the civil airways of the United States has been made by the Information Section of the Aeronautics Branch of the Department of Commerce. The survey, giving complete statistics for the first six months of 1927, follows:
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AIRCRAFT PATENTS

AIRCRAFT PATENTS

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AIRPORTS AND AIRWAYS

Springfield, Mass.

Springfield’s first air pageant was held at Dunn field recently and was generally considered a great success. Fraulein Thea Rashe, accompanied by Baron Raven E. Barnekow, and Prince Alexis Dawydoff were among those present at the opening banquet.

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