May 1, 1936

Schools, Services, and Airports

Ice and What Is Being Done About It

China Spreads Her Wings


Schools, Services, and Airports

ALABAMA—A series of Sunday afternoon air shows at BIRMINGHAM Municipal Airport, with Glenn Messer flying a taper-wing Waco, were put on in March by Odell Garrison, Harry King and Glenn Messer under the direction of Steadham Acker, airport manager. . . . John Crofford is using his new Taylor “Cub” for student instruction at HUNTSVILLE.

Ice and What Is Being Done About It

A résumé of projects, some completed, some in active development, designed to eliminate one of air transport’s major hazards, icing-up in the air


China Spreads Her Wings

IN THE MAY, 1934 issue of AVIATION, I wrote an article setting forth the extraordinarily important part played by aviation in the present-day economic, social and political development of China ; I pointed out that China, though it compared with the United States in size and had a population almost four times as great, with an almost unlimited market for the world’s products, its commercial highways still remain in a sadly undeveloped state.



Winding up a series of four articles on the theoretical and practical aspects of the flutter problem, the author derives formulas for balance coefficients, and makes some practical suggestions relating to flight test technique


Radio Compass

The first of two articles describing the usage of the aircraft radio compass. Herein, a description of the apparatus and its operation. In Part II, a discussion of many specific navigating problems to which it may be applied.

Flying Equipment

Hammond to Bureau

Revision of original Model Y flown to Washington by John Geisse for final tests

Operator's Corner

An exchange of ideas on the problems of the commercial aviation industry

Aviation People

When LINCOLN ELLSWORTH, first man to fly across the Antarctic Continent, raised the Stars and Stripes on James W. Ellsworth Land, deep in the heart of the Continent, on Nov. 23, 1935, he claimed for the United States the last patch of unclaimed land on earth, he told members of the National Geographic Society at Constitution Hall on April 15.


ALL the fog problems that concern the Bureau of Air Commerce are not of meteorological origin. So much hot air has been blasted against the Department that a zero-zero condition has been developed around most of the issues involved. Causes have been confused with effects.
News of the Month


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