December 5, 1955

SAFETY

Fog Disrupts Approach, Plane Hits Sign

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

New Altimeter May Ease Problem of High-altitude Traffic Control

EQUIPMENT

Production Briefing

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SAFETY

Fog Disrupts Approach, Plane Hits Sign

At 0624,1 July 17, 1955, while completing an instrument approach to the Chicago Midway Airport, Braniff Airways Flight 560, a Convair 340, N 3422, struck an advertising sign located at the intersection of 55th Street and Central Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

New Altimeter May Ease Problem of High-altitude Traffic Control

Bulova Park, N. Y.—One of the major problems of commercial jet operation-safe vertical separation of transports at high altitudes—may be solved bv a new, extremely accurate barometric altimeter to be offered to the airlines by the Bulova Watch Co.

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EQUIPMENT

Production Briefing

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

C-123, H-21 Pass Maneuver Tests

Fort Polk, La.-The Fairchild C-123 assault transport and the Piasecki H-21 helicopter, two of the newer supporting weapons of the Air Force, are proving their versatility and ability under simulated combat conditions in Exercise Sagebrush.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Piper Sets Sights on New Sales Peak

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AVIONICS

Communications to Pace Aviation Growth

Utica, N. Y.—Communications’ facilities must be greatly expanded and improved upon within the next ten years if military and civil aviation are to achieve their predicted growth potential. This warning was sounded here by Col. J. F. Taylor, Jr., director of the Air Navigation Development Board, in a speech before the recent Symposium on Aeronautical Communications.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Reaction Mixed on $80 East-west Fare

Trans World praises plan, reports 58% coach gain; United cautious over benefits, American is dubious.

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EQUIPMENT

Use of Hydraulic Systems Gains with Further Redesigns Planned

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FINANCIAL

Stock Transactions

Acquisition of $48,000 of 5½% debentures by Robert W. Prescott, officer and director of Flying Tiger Line, is reported in a survey of stock transactions by Securities and Exchange Commission covering Sept. 11 to Oct. 10. James E. Davidson, a director of the company disposed of 500 common shares and acquired $6,000 of 5½% debentures, making a holding of $12,000.
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Fighter Speed-up May Be Decelerated

Symington says pledged acceleration may be cut; USAF admits F-104 production is ‘being reviewed.’

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