April 16, 1956

SAFETY

Pilot Error Gets Blame for C.4 Crash

AVIONICS

Dew Line: New Security Net Being Forged in Arctic

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Convair Gives First B-58 Engine Details

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SAFETY

Pilot Error Gets Blame for C.4 Crash

A Canadair C.4 Argonaut, G-ALHL, owned and operated by British Overseas Airways Corp., crashed during a night approach at Idris Airport, Tripolitania, Libya, Sept. 21, 1955, instantly killing 15 of the 47 occupants of the plane, including two of the crew and injuring 21 of the remainder.
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AVIONICS

Dew Line: New Security Net Being Forged in Arctic

North of the Arctic Circle—The construction phase of the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line is nearing completion. Dozens of radar stations are being built on a 3,000-mile stretch of inhospitable arctic wasteland along the 70th Parallel.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Convair Gives First B-58 Engine Details

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BUSINESS FLYING

Colleges Help Solve Spray-pilot Dearth

College Station, Tex.—U. S. agricultural colleges are entering into the battle to help aerial applicators lick the critical shortage of trained spray/dust pilots. The payoff of a long-standing effort by applicators to develop interest in the necessity for a build-up of schooled personnel began here late last year with the graduation of the first class of pilots by the Texas Agricultural & Mechanical College System under a curricula developed by the Texas Aerial Applicators Assn.; Gale Hanson, Civil Aeronautics Administration agricultural and industrial operations specialist, and Fred E. Weick, designer of the Ercoupe and now a professor in Texas A&M’s aeronautical engineering department.

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Usaf Control Over Industry Charged

Manufacturers chafing under procurement rules; Quarles scheduled to hear complaints this week.

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Letters

Flow Research Sponsor I saw the excellent reproduction of our visualized flow research work in your March 19 issue. I very much appreciate your interest in our work. There was, however, an omission in the text accompanying the pictures, in that there was no mention made of those who have made our work possible.
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AVIONICS

New Avionic Products

Components & Devices Adjustable precision capacitor, Model B, a polystyrene unit which can be trim-matched to within 0.01%, has an adjustment range of 2½% of rated capacitance. Drift stability reportedly is better than 0.05% per year, and temperature coefficient is —50 ppm./deg.C.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Is Missile Reliability Worth the Cost?

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AIR TRANSPORT

Transatlantic Travel to Reach New Peak

A record 400,000 scheduled-flight passengers predicted for summer as airlines step up schedules.

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TRANSPORT

Growing Delta Faces Still More Growth

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