January 15, 1945

Personnel

THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

PRIVATE FLYING

Two Important Jobs Face Geisse in New Caa Personal Plane Post

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Personnel

Col. R. P. Swofford, who was project officer on the AAF’s jet propulsion airplane, has been awarded the Legion of Merit for his work on jet propulsion. Col. Swofford is a graduate of the University of Missouri and West Point and has been on duty recently at Wright Field on several technical projects.
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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

AIR POWER RESULTS—Members of Congress just returned from the European theater are reported satisfied with aviation and most ground operations. It was said the enemy is dispersing and putting underground so much productive activity that strategic air attack will bring diminishing returns from now on.
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PRIVATE FLYING

Two Important Jobs Face Geisse in New Caa Personal Plane Post

Simplification of government regulations for private flying is first objective; second is promotion of technical development of improved personal aircraft.

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THE AIR WAR

Aaf Instrument Approach System Is Result of Many Years’ Research

Pioneered by Doolittle and various agencies and airlines in the ’30’s, perfected at insistence of General Knerr, present system eases strain of landing big bombers by pilots fatigued after long hazardous flights, particularly in bad weather.
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FINANCIAL

Financing of Feeder Aircraft By Local Interests Urged

Advisability of underwriting by persons or organizations located within territory served, at least as far as equity issues are concerned, is pointed out by head of John J. Bergen & Co., Ltd.
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Headline News Section

Plane Industry’s Outlook Linked to Aviation as Peace Instrument

Air power to be dominant factor in promotion of peacetime prosperity as well as in inevitable victory, ACCA points out.
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TRANSPORT

Runway Construction Problems Discussed By Sae in Detroit

Stafford of CAA sees length still going up, although end may be in sight; 300-foot width maximum usable; patterns to be improved, particularly for short haul operators; pavements and undercarriage for increasingly heavy aircraft studied.
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Headline News Section

Score of Aviation Bills Introduced on Opening Days of New Congress

Virtually all phases;covered, including new Lea measure calling for basic changes in Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938.
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Headline News Section

C-97’s Record Flight Indication of Postwar Transport Performance

Seattle-Washington, D.C., hop of Boeing’s new cargo plane, capable of carrying 100 passengers at 30,000 feet in pressure cabin, gives hint of what to expect in airline of future; craft is transport version of B-29 Superfortress.
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PRIVATE FLYING

Briefing

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