January 1, 1935

Operator's Corner

Winds, and Control of Scheduled Time

Backward Glances 1934


Operator's Corner

THE one-dollar ride is certainly not a money maker and so must be in the “last resort” category. It cannot be made profitable with ships of moderate seating capacity, considering the large number of landings and take-offs in such operation.

Winds, and Control of Scheduled Time

IT HAS been seen that the trip velocity is modified from the level flight cruising velocity by the climb from the field of take-off to the level cruising altitude, and the descent to the landing field. The manner of climbing and descending, the altitudes of the takeoff and landing fields, and the length of the trip have been considered in preceding articles.


Backward Glances 1934

A paradox—the worst, and at the same time, the most promising year in the history of American aviation.

Next Stop, Wall Street!

New York has worked out a practical solution to the problem of landing passengers in the heart of the city.


Air Mass Mechanics

TO A meteorological specialist there is nothing startlingly new in the theory that most of our weather phenomena can be traced to the interaction of warm and cold masses of air which possess certain definite characteristics depending on their geographical sources and paths of travel.


Jobs for Students

The mechanics school must not only fit the student for a job but must help him find one.


Final Hearings

RECOMMENDATIONS for changes in government procurement policy were made by leading manufacturers before the Federal Aviation Commission in the concluding days of its hearings. Thomas A. Morgan, president of Curtiss Wright Corporation, Sperry Corporation, and the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce, recommended four specific steps to develop a strong industry: abandonment of competition by government agencies in the design and construction of airplanes and engines; establishment of the principle that in contracting for experimental or development projects, full payment for services rendered be made to the contractor; definite elimination of the so-called speculative development policy as a means of procuring experimental aircraft; the establshiment of a policy which would place contracts with firms possessing adequate manufacturing facilities and design staffs so that reasonably uniform production may be maintained.

Martin Masterpiece

Concerning the structure of the new Martin-130 Pam American Clippers

Side Slips

WE WERE solicited recently, probably with no too great hopes on the part of the Editor, for suggestions for a name for the new department that makes its first appearance in this month’s issue, the one with the answers to the Editor’s queries on the onerous problems of the local operator.

Aviation People

CHANGES in the executive organization of the Glenn L. Martin Company make Lessiter C. Milburn vice-president and assistant general manager, and B. C. Boulton chief engineer. Twelve of Mr. Milburn’s sixteen years with the company have been as vice-president in charge of engineering. Mr. Boulton came with the company in 1930, after having served at Wright Field until 1924, and later as chief engineer of the Loening Company.
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