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June 1, 1929

Ford Motor Company and American Aeronautic Development

The First National Airport Conference

The Fifth Annual National Air Tour


Ford Motor Company and American Aeronautic Development

PROBABLY no single event, except for the entry of the government into the air mail field, bore more significance to this country’s aircraft industry up to 1925 than did Henry Ford’s dignified notice published in the Ford News, Aug. 8, 1925, that his company had launched into the airplane manufacturing business.


The First National Airport Conference

THIS AIRPORT BUSINESS is not as simple as it looks. Its deep and far-reaching ramifications are becoming more and more apparent and to none is this more obvious than the man who is devoting himself directly to airport design, construction and operation, So impressed have these men become with the extent of the job at hand that a united front to the many problems seemed a logical method of attack.


The Fifth Annual National Air Tour

WEARING a “brand new suit,” i.e., a new committee, new manager, new referee, new route, and several very interesting alterations in the rules, the Fifth Annual National Air Tour is scheduled to go forth from Ford Airport, Detroit, October 5, on a 16-day flight through Canada, the Northeast.

High Temperature Liquid Cooling

THE EVOLUTION of aircraft engines to their present state has been through a long series of developments to reduce their weight and increase their efficiency with ever greater reliability. Each pound weight removed from the engine means an equal reduction in the total weight of the airplane which increases the useful load by exactly the same amount.




Colonial Airways System has received the first of a fleet of six Sikorsky amphibians to be used on the new Buffalo-Toronto line and other services. Florida is reported to have had twenty airports in operation May 1. The ‘‘Papoosg,” baby plane weighing only 300 lb. and powered with a 27-h.p. engine, is to be manufactured by the recently organized Osage Aircraft Company, Pawhuska, Okla.

The Cunningham-Hall PT-6 Cabin Biplane

ONE OF the interesting new designs exhibited at the recent All-American Aircraft Show and indicating the tendency toward the use of metals in aircraft structures, is the PT-6 cabin biplane now under construction by the Cunningham-Hall Aircraft Corporation, Rochester, N. Y. This plane has a conventional welded steel tube fuselage and a duralumin and steel wing structure.




RICHARD C. LOUNSBURY, formerly of the Nazareth Cement Company, Philadelphia, is now in the traffic department of Pan American Airways, New York City. ROBERT GREGG has been elected president of the Atlanta Aircraft Corporation. GEORGE H. PRUDDEN was elected vice president; EDWARD WHITEHEAD, vice president and secretary; and C. HOWARD CANDLER. N. B. WHITCOMB, S. CANDLER DOBBS, JR., HENRY C. HEINZ, WINSHIP NUNN ALLY and N. BAXTER MADDOX, are members of the board of directors.

The Problem of in the Airplane Factory

A FEW MONTHS AGO, I chanced to meet and talk with a man who had the “concession” for hauling away the waste products from a large airplane factory in one of the central states. He explained that he received no pay from the company for his work, but that he netted $60 a week from his job which required but two days out of each week.



Many Airport Projects Progress

More Developments Reported In Country



Side Slips

WITH so many aviation mergers announced in the papers each week, we have been expecting the few companies which are still unattached to come out with announcements similar to the one we saw on a restaurant in downtown New York,—"On and after June first this restaurant will be under the same management.”

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