August 14, 1944

THE AIR WAR

Rocket, Robot, Radio Developments Bring Revisions in Air Tactics

THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

PRIVATE FLYING

Aeronca, Lightplane Pioneer, Studying 4 Post-War Models

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THE AIR WAR

Rocket, Robot, Radio Developments Bring Revisions in Air Tactics

Rocket-powered planes capable of 500 mph. expected to set pace over battlefields of Europe shortly; reports of pilotless plane carrying eight-or ten-ton bomb gives Britain new worries; radar progress continues.

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

AIR POWER POLICY—Senator Murray (D. Mont.) is planning hearings based on the air power policy of the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce, which was brought to his attention during hearings on reconversion legislation. Murray has requested that the Chamber prepare testimony for the hearings and will call in Army and Navy airmen for their views.
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PRIVATE FLYING

Aeronca, Lightplane Pioneer, Studying 4 Post-War Models

Company hopes to produce three 2-place craft and one 4-passenger family type, with other designs under consideration.

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TRANSPORT

CAB Research Staff Analyzes Trans-Atlantic Air Service Pattern

Analysts’ reports on prospective post-war traffic volume and flow offer alternative plans based on competition on U.S.controlled lines.

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Personnel

James L. Straight has been appointed manager of the Los Angeles office of the Aircraft Manufacturers Council and the parent organization, the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce. Straight has resigned as director of the production division of the Aircraft War Production Council, where he had served for two years.
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First Army, Navy Surplus Planes May Go on Market Next Month

Bids on initial batch of personal-type aircraft will be opened under arrangements similar to those followed with DPCowned planes.

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TRANSPORT

CAB Action

Following the decision which forbade Alaska Airlines to purchase Cordova Air Service, the Civil Aeronautics Board has terminated the temporary exemption under which Alaska was operating Cordova’s routes, on notification that the latter was ready to resume service.

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U. S. Compiles Airworthiness Data for Talks on World Agreement

Recommendations of industry on post-war problem sought for presentation to CAB and aviation division of State Dept.

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Unemployment Pay Fight Slows Senate Reconversion Legislation

Conservative George Plan leaves job of determining standards of idle warplane workers to states; Kilgore-Murray Bill sponsored by labor, provides generous payments and allowances for vocational training.
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TRANSPORT

Mail Pound-Miles Gain 51% in Year; PO Officials Doubt Post-War Slump

Washington authorities believe high level of air mail traffic will be retained but doubt immediate development of "all first class by air" policy or widespread feeder system.

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