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July 1, 1933

News of the Month

JAPAN: THE TENTH OF A SERIES

The Equipment of Air Forces

Trans-Atlantic Air Lanes

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News of the Month

ANNOUNCING a widespread reorganization of the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce to keep pace with the new obligations which trade associations must bear, T. A. Morgan, president of the Chamber and also president of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation, revealed the plans for a change in the organization’s management.
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JAPAN: THE TENTH OF A SERIES

The Equipment of Air Forces

JAPAN, whose eyes were opened to world civilization by an American, Commodore Perry, was also led by Americans into the field of aviation. The first balloon which flew in Japanese skies was introduced by a Mr. Spencer, in 1892. He was followed by Charles K. Hamilton in 1909 with an airship, making a flight over Tokyo City.

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Trans-Atlantic Air Lanes

A consideration of three commonly accepted routes

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Airplanes That Fly Themselves

The Robot makes flying smoother and safer for the passenger and affords welcome relief to the human pilot

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The All-Seeing Eye

Multiple lens aerial camera lends speed and accuracy to the map maker

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Radial Engines, Their Power and Frontal Area

A simple and accurate method of estimating overall diameter

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EDITORIALS

Lo, the Poor Private Pilot!

AS AN ALMOST universal rule, in almost every state and country, the automobile that is to carry passengers or freight for hire receives a distinctive type of license and bears a distinctive type of number-plate. It, and its driver as well, must often meet special requirements going far beyond those imposed on purely private operation.
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FLYING EQUIPMENT

Major Seversky’s Novel Amphibion

LIKE the mule, and other hybrids, the amphibious airplane is often a clumsy critter, partaking of many of the vices and few of the virtues of its mixed parentage and tolerated not so much for its beauty as for its usefulness. In airplane design beauty of line is frequently (although not always) an indication of quality of performance, and, based on such a criterion, Maj. Alexander Seversky’s new amphibion shows signs of stepping beyond the average range of its class.
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EDITORIALS

Industrial Recovery and the Aviation Business

ON JUNE 15 President Roosevelt placed his signature upon a document which has been variously described as “the herald of a new era,” “the first long step toward Bolshevism,” “a charter of liberation for industry,” and “a horrible example of what comes from trusting professors.”

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FLYING EQUIPMENT

A Corsair Single-Seat Fighter

THE largest powers can afford extreme specialization of type in their air force equipment, but many of the smaller nations, trying to stretch limited military budgets to the limit, show a decided interest in airplanes capable of performing a variety of military missions.

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