August 15, 1955

AVIATION SAFETY

Steep Letdown Led to Accident

Letters

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Russians Look Into Aeronautical Future

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AVIATION SAFETY

Steep Letdown Led to Accident

INTRODUCTION 1. At about 2158 hours on 24th Dec., 1954, a Boeing Stratocruiser Aircraft G-ALSC (hereinafter called “Sugar Charlie”) owned and operated by British Overseas Airways Corp. (hereinafter called “BOAC”) took off from London Airport on a flight to Prestwick.
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Letters

More on Models Couldn’t help but write you after reading in your letters column in the July 25 and July 4 issues regarding airminded youth. Being in the model airplane manufacturing business, maybe I’m stepping out of line to EXPLODE. If I’ve read it once, I’ve read it a hundred times, by aviation executives: “. . . model aviation is of vital importance to the aviation industry, as many of today’s top engineers and test pilots were once modelers.”
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Russians Look Into Aeronautical Future

Russia’s next generation of fighters, with planned speeds approximating Mach 2, will feature long, thin fuselages, straight wings and turbojet power, according to a three-way look at tomorrow prepared for the Russian publication, Literary Gazette, and published just before the recent Tushino displays.
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AVIONICS

Avionic Pods Could Make Fighter Jack of Many Tactical Trades

Avionic equipment mounted in quickly-detachable external pods slung from the belly or wings of fighters may make it possible within the near future to convert such planes into navigational bombers, radar search planes or photographic ships almost at will and as the tactical situation demands.

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Democrats Win Air Issues in Congress

Acceleration of bomber, fighter production, feeder certification, airport aid, highlight first session.

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At IAS Meeting

$9 Billion Transport Market Foreseen

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AVIONICS

New Avionic Products

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AIR TRANSPORT

U.s.-latin America Interchange Approved

National, PanAm, Panagra routes linked to offer DC-7B, DC-6B through-service to Buenos Aires.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Sabena Proposes United European Helicopter Network at Congress

Rotterdam—Sabena Belgian Airlines wants to join other western companies in the establishment of an extensive and united European helicopter line for short-haul service. A. V. J. Vernieuwe, director of operations for Sabena, which already operates helicopter routes in its own country and into Germany and France, assured the 200 delegates from 14 countries at the July 29-30 Helicopter Congress that such a plan—receiving support from a number of individual airlines—would lead to a “money-making” operation.
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EDITORIAL

Air Power Shadow Over Geneva

“No one has claimed that the Geneva meeting resulted in specific agreements on concrete questions. “For years we have said that air power is peace power. This truth has been demonstrated, and no one can deny that the shadow of air power fell across the conference table at Geneva.
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