In Partnership With

September 15, 1928

The Guggenheim Airway Meteorological Service

The Transcontinental Air Derbies

NEWS SECTIONS

Air Races and Aeronautical Exhibit Officially Opened

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The Guggenheim Airway Meteorological Service

WITH air transportation developing as a competitor of the long established means of travel, and seeking to assert itself as a safe and reliable, as well as a rapid, transport service, it is of vital importance that something be done to aid in placing it upon a basis of safety and dependability.

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The Transcontinental Air Derbies

THE transcontinental air derbies, held in conjunction with the 1928 National Air Races, were officially started at Roosevelt Field, L. I., Wednesday, September 5, at 5:43:45 A. M. (Eastern Standard time). At that moment George H. Townsend, president of The Motometer Co., Inc., and starter for the derbies, brought down the red flag, which sent the first plane of a field of 37 off on the first leg of the Class A New York to Los Angeles derby.
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NEWS SECTIONS

Air Races and Aeronautical Exhibit Officially Opened

Army and Navy Formation and Stunt Flying Features First Three Days of Activity

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The "New Standard"

A Five Passenger Open Cockpit Sesquiplane Powered With a 180 Hp. Wright Hispano Engine

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The Croydon Airport

New Field Serving London, England, is Rated as Being One of the Best Equipped Airports in the World

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Notes on Airplane Tail Surfaces

A SHORT time ago a Department of Commerce inspector was flying in a new type plane with its designer and builder. Looking back the inspector noticed the tail vibrating violently. Tapping the designer on the shoulder, he said, “How about that tail?” The designer replied, “I am going to fix that on my next plane.”

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SIDE SLIPS

Side Slips

Reports en route to Los Angeles by Side Slip's Special Correspondent (annual apologies to Mr. Ring Lardner).

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AIRPORTS AND AIRLINES

Will Extend Mail Service to Mexico

Operation over Connecting Line to be Started On October 1

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EDITORIALS

Safety Precautions

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NEWS SECTIONS

Test Monoplane of New Design

Windows PlacedinLowerWing Surface Provide Good Visibility Below

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