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May 1, 1933

News of the Month

American Airplanes at Home and Abroad

Down the Landing Beam

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News of the Month

Akron investigation STILL a mystery to the Naval Court of Inquiry which has been seeking them for the past ten days are the ultimate causes of the tragic crash of the U.S.S. Akron during a storm at sea off Barnegat Light shortly after midnight on April 3.
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American Airplanes at Home and Abroad

ONCE upon a time, back about 1911, there was a pilot who went about giving exhibitions at county fairs. There came a time when he shook his head in sorrow over the sad state into which aviation had sunk. It had, he said, become commonplace. He knew it had, because the maids in the hotels where he stopped no longer stole his pyjamas for souvenirs.
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Down the Landing Beam

or a new adventure in Wonderland

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AMERICAN AIRPLANES

Curtiss-Wright Airplane Company

THE name of Curtiss has been associated with American aviation from its earliest beginnings, and the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company has figured prominently in military construction from long before the War to the present time. Seeking a commercial outlet for Curtiss products, the Curtiss-Robertson Airplane Manufacturing Company was organized early in 1928, later succeeded by the Curtiss-Wright Airplane Company.

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Waco Aircraft Company

IN an effort to provide an airplane more suitable than the Jenny for the barn stormers of the post-War period, with particular attention to take-off and landing characteristics suitable for restricted areas, the Waco Aircraft Company came into being as the Advance Aircraft Company in Lorain, Ohio, in 1921.
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Douglas Aircraft Company

ORGANIZED in 1922 on a sound engineering foundation but with very small capital assets, the Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc., has grown to occupy a modern factory of 250,000 sq.ft, on a property of approximately 8 acres, and to hold an enviable position of financial strength in the aviation industry.
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Boeing Airplane Company

SEVENTEEN years ago W. E. Boeing, well known in the timber industry of the Pacific Northwest, and an amateur flying enthusiast, established, more or less as a hobby, a small shop for the manufacture of airplanes at Seattle, Wash. Today the Boeing Airplane Company occupies some thirteen buildings with a total floor space of over 300,000 sq.ft., and ranks among the foremost producers of aircraft in the world.
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AMERICAN ENGINES

Wright Aeronautical Corporation

ALTHOUGH its ramifications and combinations have been many and intricate, the present Wright Aeronautical Corporation can be traced back directly to the original activities of the Brothers Wright. During the 30 years since Kitty Hawk its focus of activities has shifted from New Jersey to Ohio, to California and back, finally to come to rest early in 1920 on the first unit of the modern plant at Paterson, N. J. Subsequent building additions have made it rank among the largest in the world, with 675,000 sq.ft. of floor space and a potential capacity of 500 engines per month.
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Bellanca Aircraft Corporation

SHORTLY after the monoplane “Columbia” established a world’s non-fueling endurance record of 51 hours and 30 minutes in 1927, the Bellanca Aircraft Corporation of America was formed with G. M. Bellanca, president, and the first factory at Staten Island, N. Y., concentrated its production on duplicates and commercial adaptations of the historic plane.
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Stinson Aircraft Corporation

IMPELLED by the belief that airplanes could be built with cabins just as comfortable, convenient and clean as the interior of a closed automobile, the late Edward A. Stinson, founded the aircraft manufacturing company bearing his name in 1925, with the backing of a group of Detroit capitalists.
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