October 11, 1930

Outstanding Flights Made as Soaring Contest Closes

Lines, Services, Traffic

T.A.T—W.A.E. in New Company

Lighter-than-Air

Loss of R.101 Blow to Airships

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Outstanding Flights Made as Soaring Contest Closes

Wolf Hirth, Wallace Backus, Albert Hastings, And Jack O'Meara Turn in Best Performances
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Lines, Services, Traffic

T.A.T—W.A.E. in New Company

Operating Subsidiary Will Handle New Mail Contract
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Lighter-than-Air

Loss of R.101 Blow to Airships

Death Toll Includes Many Important Figures in Aviation
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Airports and Operation Rases

Airport Construction

The new 1,000-acre municipal airport at Indianapolis is expected to be completed shortly. Its combination hangar and administration building was erected at a cost of about $150,000. The paved runway strips form a triangle, two sides of which are 2,000 ft. and the other, 1,100 ft. long. All are 104 ft. wide.
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Comparative Price Range of Aero Securities

Y ear’s Ticker -—1930—Month of September, 1930 Per Cent Abr’vn Company ♦Market High Low High Low Last Volume Change AUL Aeronautical Industries.......... ..... C 31 II H If H 100 -67 ..... P 2 1 1 | | 2,600 -81 AER Aero Supply Mfg. “B”.......... ..... C 13! 5 7! 5 6 1,700 -56
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Foreign

Cape-to-cairo Airway Surveyed

Ground Details Arranged For Inauguration Next Year
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Editorial

Editorial

As THIS issue goes to press the aeronautical world is still debating the cause of the R-101 disaster. Whether it finally be laid at the door of structural failure, navigation, or weather, the fact still remains that considering past experience in lighter-than-air operation the projected trip of the R-101 was a needless risk to take.
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Airports and Operation Rases

Glenn H. Curtiss Airport Completed

North Beach Project Has Land and Seaplane Facilities
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AERONAUTICAL FINANCE

Statistical Summary

Weekly Comparisons Week Ended Previous Same Week Oct. 1 Week 1929 Aviation stock averages................................. 17.36 20.44 44.43 Number of stocks traded in ( 1)........................... 40 44 58 Volume aviation share sales (2).......................... 604,000 591,200 354,200
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Obituary

Leaders in Aeronautics Lost in Crash of R-101

Every thought of technical causes and ultimate results of the destruction of R-101 is blotted out by mourning of the great leaders lost. Thomson, Brancker, Colmore, Scott and Richmond are the names of men who will be missed only a little less poignantly in the United States than in the British Empire.
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