In Partnership With

April 1, 1939

Flying Equipment

Developing the Erco Airplane

Measures for Defense

Stacks and Rings

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Flying Equipment

Developing the Erco Airplane

ABOUT EIGHT YEARS AGO a small group of engineers employed at the laboratories of the N.A.C.A. undertook a private study to explore the possibilities of developing the airplane to be more suitable for general private use. The study included many computations, tests on hying models, and the construction, testing, and modification of the W-1 experimental airplane.

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Measures for Defense

Our "Air Defense Program" is no simple thing covered by one or two simple pieces of legislation. Important bits of it are scattered through half a dozen pending Congressional measures. Here is how it has shaped up to date.

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Stacks and Rings

Part I—Collector Rings

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Grooming Canada’s Aircraft Industry

Trial orders on the books, with prospects of substantial quantities to come, are lifting Canadian aviation from the doldrums.

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Aviation's Operators Corner

Tagging the Bases with

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THE AVIATION NEWS

S.A.E. to Hold World Congress

A COAST-TO-COAST World Automotive Engineering Congress of the Society of Automotive Engineers will open in New York on May 22 for a 5-day session; will be in Indianapolis May 29 to 30; in Detroit May 31 to June 2; and will close with a 3-day session in San Francisco, ending June 8. Of the 60 technical papers to be presented, 18 will be on aeronautic subjects, of which ten will be presented by European authorities who are making a special trip to appear before the Congress.

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Around the Compass with the Dawn Patrol

A million miles of student cross-country flying

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Aviation in Washington

Senate chews Guam, and why? Some of our smartest swivel chair seamen say the Administration asked for Guam so that the Alaskan air base could be slipped in unnoticed. For years the Navy has wept for Kodiak and has always been slapped down. Now, as the far North base becomes a reality, no hand or voice is raised against it.

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Southern California Seeks New Funds

J. K. Northrop to reenter field with new manufacturing company

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Aviation Abroad

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