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September 1, 1928

FOREIGN ACTIVITIES

Manufacturers’ Specifications on American Commercial Airplanes and Seaplanes as Compiled By Aviatio

Regarding Airports in California

Airport Development in Oregon

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FOREIGN ACTIVITIES

Manufacturers’ Specifications on American Commercial Airplanes and Seaplanes as Compiled By Aviatio

MANUFACTURER Designation Price Plane of Factory 1 at of Seats No. of Engine Make Rated HP. Total Propeller Make of (Sq. Ft.) Wing Area Overall Length Overall Height Empty ( Lb.) I Weight If Water 1 With Water Engine Used Is Cooled i Load (Lb.) Pay Load (Lb.) Disposable Type Span $ 035 OBL 3 RS9 125 30' 8" 272 23' 3" 9' 5"
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Regarding Airports in California

ONE hundred and thirty-six landing fields of various classifications and characters dot California. Some of these, naturally, are temporary but serviceable, while others offer fliers as fine facilities as may be found anywhere. The landing field or airport problem in California is considered solved by those who attempt to lead in aeronautical development within the state.

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Airport Development in Oregon

OREGON has submitted its bid for recognition as one of the most air-minded States of the country, basing its claim on the comparison between these two figures: Number of airports to be in use by January 1, 1929—52. Number of incorporated municipalities, as listed in the Oregon Blue Book—190.

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Clubs and Schools in Southern California

WITHIN the seven counties which comprise Southern California there are now more than 75 flying schools actually in operation, and a very conservative estimate places the number of private students now engaged in flight training at something more than 600.

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The Aviation Industry in the West

OFFICIAL records of the Department of Commerce show 140 manufacturers of planes in the United States. The West claims 25 of them. These same records name 26 American engine builders. Eight of them are in the West. There are 24 air mail routes in operation.

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Airline Progress on the Pacific Coast

IN the West was developed the first unsubsidized profit-making airline the world ever saw, the first airplane to fly over 3,000 mi. without a stop, the first contract air mail route to make money, and, more recently, the longest single contract air mail route in this country, San Francisco-Chicago, 1949 miles.

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Insurance Underwriters and Aeronautics

COMMERCIAL aviation demands adequate insurance protection and, despite any statements to the contrary, full insurance protection has been available since the year 1912 and at steadily decreasing rates of premium—rates which, for some two years past, have compared favorably with rates for some classes of automobile insurance.

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FOREIGN ACTIVITIES

Engine Specification Table

MANUFACTURERS' SPECIFICATIONS ON ENGINES AVAILABLE FOR COMMERCIAL USE AS COMPILED BY AVIATION THE TABLE BELOW IS BELIEVED TO BE ACCURATE BUT AVIATION DOES NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FIGURES GIVEN This table will appear monthly and corrections and suggestions are invited
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The Boeing Model 80

New 12-Passenger Transport Powered with Three "Hornet" Engines Has a High of 128 M. P. H.

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Airport in the State of Washington

WHEN on Thursday, July 26, 1928, Boeing Field, 20 min. distant by automobile from the heart of Seattle’s business district, was dedicated before a crowd of more than 20,000 persons, that city took its place on the nation’s air map. Comprising 563 acres, with a runway now 2,300 ft. in length, Boeing Field represents an investment of $500,000 by King County, ,Washington, in the land alone.

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