June 1, 1933

News of the Month

Investigations, Legislative Proposals, and the Air Mail

The Equipment of Air Forces


News of the Month

FIRST new fruit of the crop of new high-speed transport planes recently developed by several manufacturers is the new fast service between New York and Chicago by the Valley Route, inaugurated on May 4 by American Airways. Following the Susquehanna Valley through the Delaware Water Gap to Buffalo and thence over level lake regions to Detroit and Chicago, the new service provides the first direct air line connection between New York and the automobile capitol.

Investigations, Legislative Proposals, and the Air Mail

THE STUDENT of the history of American air transport progresses, as upon stepping stones, from one Kelly Bill to another. There was the Kelly Bill of 1922, which never passed, but which displayed a remarkable anticipation of problems that were to become acute eight or ten years later.


The Equipment of Air Forces



The N.A.C.A. Receives Callers

Standard procedure is modified at this year’s conference to accommodate additional guests and present more subject matter

New Volumes for the Shelves

THIS fourth volume of aerodynamic reports from the famous Göttingen Institute includes, like all its predecessors, a wide variety of theoretical and experimental material. Some 90 new airfoil sections have been tested. So have rotating cylinders; multiple venturi tubes ; wings with all sorts of cutouts in their plan form, and low-wing monoplanes with a standard wing attached to fuselages of varying cross-sectional forms.

Controllable Pitch Propellers in Transport Service

Research Division, United Aircraft & Transportation Corporation (of Connecticut)


Engine Overhaul Divorced From Engine Manufacture

A survey of United Airports of Connecticut, Inc., engine servicing shops at Hartford

Soak the Transport Line!

WHEN the great Michael Faraday had begun to achieve some little public fame from those experiments which were to reveal the principles of electromagnetism and assemble them into a coherent body of theory, his laboratory was honored by a visit from the British Prime Minister of the moment.


Lockheed’s Electra

THE word Lockheed conjures up pictures of sleek monoplanes streaking bullet-like through space,—a Wilkins thundering across polar skies, a “Winnie Mae” high over Siberian steppes, an Earhart bridging the stormy North Atlantic, and swift transports roaring up the Alleghanies or down the California Coast on daily schedules.

Sanctioned and Unsanctioned Races

AIR RACING is about to meet an issue that presents itself, sooner or later, in practically every organized sport. We are about to face the necessity of deciding whether or not we are to have centralized control. In baseball, in horse racing, to a large extent in yachting and motor boat racing, and most particularly of all in automobile racing, that same issue has arisen at various times in the past.
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