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April 1, 1936

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What Chance Has the Pursuit?

L.Z.-129

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This Issue

A new metal plane for the Ford V-8 engine, page 23. Aircraft and engine production still on the way up, page 78. A heavy load carrier for the wide open spaces, page 22. Export business is on the increase, page 80. Wright introduces a new de Luxe series of Whirlwinds, page 22.
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What Chance Has the Pursuit?

A French View

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L.Z.-129

HIGHLIGHTS of Germany’s new airship, Graf von Hindenburg, scheduled to make her first visit to the United States early in May. Passengers, 50, crew, 40. Staterooms (two-berth, air-conditioned, hot and cold running water), promenade, dining saloon, writing room on A deck; smoking room, bar, baths, kitchen, crew and officers’ mess, etc., on B deck. . . .
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Be Prepared!

A Boy Scout motto that holds a valuable idea for the airport operator

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Flutter

Resuming the discussion of flutter in wings and control surfaces begun in the January and February issues of Aviation, the author considers herein certain theoretical and practical aspects of the problem of balancing.

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Editorials AVIATION

Record of Progress

ONCE again AVIATION looks back over the record of the year that has just closed and casts up the score in terms of the years that have preceded it. Once again we are justified in giving to our study a title that was coined some years ago, for our record continues to be one of definite progress, a story of a steady march from small beginnings toward a future that few dare even yet to visualize.
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Editorials AVIATION

On Questions of Fact

T THE MOMENT we have no intention of attempting to decide the issues of the three-cornered “have-you-stopped-beating-your-wife,” “wherewere-you-on-the-night-of-June-5” argument that has been going on in Washington lately under the guiding hand of the good Dr. Copeland.
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Editorials AVIATION

Looking Forward

IF YOU LIKE to tilt back your chair, put your feet on your desk, and speculate on the future, you will find material worthy of your teeth in a slim pamphlet bearing the Smithsonian imprint titled “Liquid-Propellent Rocket Development” by Professor Robert H. Goddard of Clark University (Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collection, Volume 95, No. 3). Whether or not you hold with the Buck Rogers school of thought that foresees interplanetary navigation in the 25th century on a par with the transcontinental trips of the 20th, you cannot laugh off Professor Goddard’s work as too visionary to rate serious attention.
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Flying Equipment

Canadian Cruiser

Noorduyn Norseman designed especially to meet conditions of Canadian service

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Flying Equipment

Whirlwinds De Luxe

Wright announces engines in private owner range with transport features

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