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January 1, 1931

EDITORIALS

TURN OF THE YEAR

EDITORIALS

SOARING SCIENCE

EDITORIALS

ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY

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EDITORIALS

TURN OF THE YEAR

TWELVE months ago the aircraft world was at the end of an era, and had not yet admitted it. The great boom had come to an exorable end; deflation was inevitable; but the horrid truth had not, with rare exceptions, been accepted by either manufacturers, operators, or contributors to the glut of capital by which aeronautical enterprises had been beset.
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EDITORIALS

SOARING SCIENCE

IT HAS taken something more than a year of very exciting and costly experience for us to learn in America that there are two kinds of motorless flying— that gliding and soaring denote entirely distinct pursuits and that neither one is a foolproof pastime with which uncoached school boys may supplement baseball.
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EDITORIALS

ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY

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EDITORIALS

A CONFERENCE— AND THE CHAMBER

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EDITORIALS

SPEAKING OF RESEARCH

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EDITORIALS

Genealogy of AVIATION

AVIATION was founded by Lester D. Gardner, the first issue appearing Aug. 1, 1916, as Aviation and Aeronautical Engineering. In 1920 the Aircraft Journal was absorbed and the title became Aviation and Aircraft Journal, to be simplified into AVIATION in January, 1922.
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The Trend of Activities

SALES, PRODUCTION AND GENERAL

THE Curtiss-Wright Flying Service has announced that its photographic division has completed work on photographing 8,900 sq.mi. for the United States government in connection with the flood control program along the Mississippi River.
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The Trend of Activities

AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS

IT WAS announced in November that aggressive preparations were being made for inaugurating a weekly trans-Atlantic air mail service within the next two or three years. Pan American Airways and Imperial Airways of Great Britain, with the French Compagnie Générale Aëropostale to a lesser degree, have been holding preliminary negotiations for joint operation of such a service by way of Bermuda and the Azores.
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The Trend of Activities

FOREIGN EVENTS

THE country which establishes seadromes, or artificial islands, should be responsible for their management and the planes of no country should be given any special preference, according to a decision made at the recent meeting of the Ninth International Aeronautical Judicial Congress in Budapest.
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WHAT OF THE YEAR TO COME?

THE practice of prophecy is somewhat dangerous for the reputation of the prophet, but it is a necessary risk. No plans for next year can be made without some estimate of next year’s business. Materials cannot be bought without some sort of a forecast of price levels of the future.

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