April 1, 1945

BRIEFING

Down the Years in AVIATION'S LOG

AMERICA WANTS PROSPERITY

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BRIEFING

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Down the Years in AVIATION'S LOG

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AMERICA WANTS PROSPERITY

A BOOK to be published early in April by the McGraw-Hill Book Company carries the provocative title “Prosperity: We Can Have It If We Want It.” Its authors, Messrs. Shields and Woodard, state in vigorously challenging terms their conation that the United States will emerge from war ith human, material and technological resources adeuate to provide a nation-wide standard of living mprecedented in world history.
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EDITORIAL

SURPLUS— The Industry's Sword of Damocles

WAY BACK IN THE DAYS when the Curtiss OX-5 engine was the most popular power plant for small aircraft there was an eastern distributor for a mid-western manufacturer who invented a system to stretch the rapidly dwindling supply of war surplus OX’s.
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MEASURING THAT FEEDERLINE MARKET

THIS YEAR may well be one of the most important in the history of scheduled air transportation, for during its span the Civil Aeronautics Board undoubtedly will decide whether the benefits of direct air service are to be extended to the nation’s smaller cities and towns through the medium of feeder airlines.

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FLORIDA COORDINATES ACTION ON AVIATION LEGISLATION

WHEN TONY JANNUS flew his pint-sized Benoist seaplane from St. Petersburg to Tampa on a sunny New Year’s morning in 1914, carrying one passenger and a few pounds of cargo, the 3,000 apprehensive Floridians gathered for the takeoff were witnesses to the birth of commercial aviation in the United States.

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Tips and Techniques For Alaska-Bound Flyers

IF YOU ARE contemplating a sojourn in the land of The Cremation of Sam McGee, there are a few little details to check up on before packing your fishing equipment and brushing up on your Eskimo etiquette. Many problems arise on top of the world which don’t occur down south around its waistline, and if you think life in the north can be beautiful maybe you’d better have a speaking acquaintance with some of these phenomena.
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MARKETING

New Horizons Opened For Aircraft Markets

Now OPEN to alert fixed base operators and airminded communities are new horizons for aircraft sales and service, horizons that can mean increased employment and profits without requiring tremendous investments by the operator, heavy bond issues by the communities, or assuming of obligations to state or federal governments.

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Aviation Research—Deaign—Production

Design Progress On Junkers Hydraulic Propeller

THE AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING FIRM of Junkers Flugzeug-undMotorenwerke A. G., of Dessau, Germany, has for many years figured prominently in German civil and military aviation. Junkers transports were widely used by the Lufthansa airlines prior to the war and have formed the backbone of the Luftwaffe transport organization in its operations from the Mediterranean to Russia.

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Aviation Research—Deaign—Production

Why More Than Two Engines?

VIRTUALLY ALL transport airplanes in use today, either on commercial airlines or in military service, are two-engine or fourengine craft. Single-engine machines are at present excluded by CAA regulations from night operation with passengers, and no single-engine airplane may in the future be licensed in the transport category.

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