In Partnership With

October 1, 1934

Commercial Operators' Code

Piloting Control in Cruising Flight

Off to "Down Under"

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Commercial Operators' Code

Codification of the Commercial Aviation Industry is completed and approved

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Piloting Control in Cruising Flight

OPERATION AT DESIRED CRUISING CONDITIONS, PART SEVEN

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Off to "Down Under"

A pre-race summary of the MacRobertson free-for-all

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Who Buys Airplanes and Why?

Times have changed. The average man who buys an airplane for personal use today puts on more hours in the first 90 days than his predecessor of 1930 logged in a whole year, —and he flies in all kinds of weather.

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Aviation People

JACK FRYE, formerly vice-president in charge of operations, TWA, has been elected general manager and active head of the company. He replaces RICHARD W. ROBBINS who continues as president of Transcontinental & Western Air. Mr. Frey will divide his time between the Kansas City base and the New York office.
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Navy’s Giant

The experimental XP2H-1 patrol boat by the Hall Aluminum Aircraft Corporation

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FLYING EQUIPMENT

Latest Wasp

SUPERFICIALLY all nine-cylinder radial air-cooled engines look pretty much alike, and by the same token the new series H Wasps have much in common with the preceding D series. After taking one of them apart, however, either on paper or in the shop, it becomes apparent that the H engine is a marked advance over its predecessors.
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National Air Races 1934

RACE HABITUES who foregathered at Cleveland in an atmosphere of skepticism amounting almost to pessimism were due for a shock. The surprise came not from design novelties unveiled at the barrier, nor from startling performances put up by last year’s revamped racers, but from the crowds—crowds that choked all roads leading to the field (25,000 cars were counted by Cleveland’s Automobile Club on Labor Day) —crowds that elbowed through turnstiles to fill the huge stands to capacity (close to 60,000 was the reported peak).
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NEWS OF THE MONTH

Bureau Traffic Report

According to statistics compiled by the Bureau of Air Commerce, 241,772 passengers were carried in the first half of 1934 by all American-operated airlines (domestic and foreign extensions). The increase of 6,633 passengers over the same period last year was due to the traffic gains of foreign extensions which overbalanced the decrease registered by domestic lines.
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FLYING EQUIPMENT

British Threat

TEST FLIGHTS with the first of the three De Havilland Comet airplanes which have been entered for the England-Australia speed race for the MacRobertson Trophy on Oct. 20 are in progress. The machine is a low wing monoplane with two inverted De Havilland Gipsy Six engines.
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