January 25, 1954

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R3y Flight Signals New Seaplane Era

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’55 Budget Reflects Airpower Stretchout

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Paa Training Goes Hollywood

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R3y Flight Signals New Seaplane Era

San Diego, Calif.—When the Navy begins flying its new Convair R3Y water-based transports on trans-Pacific routes this year, it may signal to commercial airlines and airfreight carriers alike that a new era for seaplanes has arrived. It has become customary to think of water-based aircraft in terms of the lumbering Clippers that blazed Pan American World Airways’ routes across the Pacific or the slow Mars flying boats, which drone from Alameda, Calif., to Honolulu on Navy runs.

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’55 Budget Reflects Airpower Stretchout

$4.7-billion request is slightly less than ’54. New plane orders at odds with buildup strategy.

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Paa Training Goes Hollywood

An investment of over $500,000 in an extensive employe training program is paying big dividends in increased sales and efficiency for Pan American World Airways, company officials say. Claimed to be one of the largest single integrated sales attitude and training programs undertaken in any industry, it is a combination of human relations, job attitude development and technique training—designed to give the average employe in PAA’s worldwide network a better basic understanding of the company and its operations.

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Sikorsky Offers Hr2s Copter to Airlines

Bridgeport, Conn.—A major step in helicopter progress was revealed last week by the Sikorsky Division of United Aircraft Corp. with the first public showing of its twin-engine XHR2S-1. The twin-engine copter, featuring a single five-blade rotor, is about the size and gross weight of a Douglas DC-3 and is expected to pioneer a new era in both militarv and commercial helicopter operations.

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Comet Crash Theory: Fuel Blast

Explosions of air and kerosene vapor in partially filled belly tanks seen as possible cause of two accidents.

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Air Academy

$175 million to be spent on USAF institution. First class expected to enter school in 1955.
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Bypass Engine Best for Carriers: Furnas

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Aircraft Industry Holds Bulk of Military Contracts

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Af Mig Story Omits Altitude Superiority

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Convair Answers on Sea-based Jets

San Diego, Calif.—Here are some of the questions frequently asked about water-based air transports, together with Convair’s answers: • What about winter icing of harbors and lakes used by water-based transports? This would be a problem, but even a runway has to be kept clear of ice and snow.
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