September 26, 1955

Navy’s Special Devices Center; Better Training, Less Expense

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

‘satelloid’ Debut, Soviet Delegates Highlight Astronautical Congress

AVIONICS

Tacan Makes Public Bow, Passes Test

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Navy’s Special Devices Center; Better Training, Less Expense

Sands Point, L. I., N. Y.—The Special Devices Center of the Office of Naval Research here is one of the Navy’s key weapons in the struggle to cope with the increasing complexity of modern aircraft. The attack goes on along many fronts, but for the most part SDC’s approach is to develop training equipment to permit pilots and crews to learn a good part of their jobs on the ground, without tying up expensive aircraft, and without being hampered by limiting factors such as weather.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

‘satelloid’ Debut, Soviet Delegates Highlight Astronautical Congress

Delegates from 20 nations, including Soviet Russia, gathered in Copenhagen for the Sixth International Astronautical Congress almost immediately after President Eisenhower’s announcement of U. S. plans to place small, unmanned satellites in orbit during the coming International Geophysical Year (July 1957-December 1958).
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AVIONICS

Tacan Makes Public Bow, Passes Test

Nutley, N. J.—The first public inflight showing of Tacan by International Telephone & Telegraph Co., whose Federal Telecommunications Laboratory developed the controversial navigation aid, demonstrated some of the advantages which promoted the military to develop the system.

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AVIATION SAFETY

High Approach Caused Overshoot

THE ACCIDENT A Northeast Airlines Douglas DC-3, N 19942, Flight No. 568, overshot the end of runway 18 and struck a ditch during a landing at Lebanon Airport, Lebanon, N. H., May 31, 1955, at 1826¹. There was no injury to the passengers or crew.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Vigorous Air Coach Growth Continues

Prospect is that 65% of domestic trunkline business will be sold in the low rate category within a few years.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Frye Short Takeoff Transport Ready to Leave Drawing Board

The Frye F. 1 large-capacity, four-engine transport being tailored as a “DC-3 replacement” is taking on final drawing-board form while its owners search for a contractor to manufacture the aircraft and, as importantly, for future customers.
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EQUIPMENT

Also on the Market

Neo-Flasher flashing lights are used as industrial warning lights. Model 1-100 LSR is mounted atop portable pedestals adjacent to landing gear of Douglas A3D Skywarrior twin jet bomber. The lights require no maintenance, no fuel and no day-to-day servicing and are weatherproof.
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FINANCIAL

Convair B-58 Contract to Be First to Include Profit-penalty Clause

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EQUIPMENT

Airwork, Pratt & Whitney Push Hi-per Dc-3 as Executive Plane

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At Helicopter Forum

Gas Turbine Monopoly Predicted

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