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July 1, 1932

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (PART TWO)

The Equipment of Air Forces

Pilgrimage to Langley

THE SECOND ARTICLE OF A SERIES ON MAINTENANCE

Checking Caribbean Cruisers

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THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (PART TWO)

The Equipment of Air Forces

OF all brands and species of military flying, pursuit aviation is the one that comes nearest to existing exclusively in the air. The observation pilot must be schooled in the tactics of surface armies and in the characteristics of surface ships, and must plan his whole course with reference to what lies below.

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Pilgrimage to Langley

An account of the Seventh Annual Engineering Conference of the N.A.C.A.

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THE SECOND ARTICLE OF A SERIES ON MAINTENANCE

Checking Caribbean Cruisers

A study of Pan American’s base at Miami

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A Unified Air Express Service

What it will mean to the aviation industry

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Where Is the Executive?

A close observer of aviation asks a question

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Statistics of the Month

Supplementing the statistical issue of AVIATION, March, 1932. Page numbers refer to that issue.

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Side Slips

THE recent advertising of the Autogiro Company has been headed by the “What if the the question “What happens if the engine quits?” Thanks to W. W., Jr., of Peekskill, N. Y., we can give the answer, which is : The pilot will be in a “tough spot” and he will be lucky if he escapes a lynching by the outraged natives of America’s backwoods.

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New Volumes for the Shelves

A.I.R. ; AN INTERNATIONAL REGISTER OF AIRCRAFT; Paris; 1932; 950 pages; $20 approximately. The International Association of Aircraft Classification Societies, of which the American Bureau of Aircraft is the local member, publishes the tenth annual version of its registry.
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EDITORIALS

Something for Nothing?

FIND a real air transport enthusiast, and ask him a question. Ask him whether he thinks it most important in the transport plane of the future to have extremely high speed, or luxurious accommodations for the passenger, or the very highest degree of economy of operation. If he answers your question in terms corresponding to those in which it is asked the quality of his enthusiasm is suspect.
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EDITORIALS

Rumor, Swift and Evil-Tongued

THERE is a parlor game. It calls for ten or fifteen people, and it has enjoyed brief spells of popularity in circles where psychology is a favorite study. The players sit about in a group, and one of them tells a brief but somewhat-involved story, of a very slightly scandalous nature, to his or her next-door neighbor. The recipient listens carefully, turns to the other side, and passes it on.

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