Sae’s Aeronautical Meeting Tackles Range of Problems
Los Angeles—The National Aeronautics Meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers covered a wide area of problems facing the aircraft industry—from suitable ditching life rafts to heating effects from supersonic flight. Speaking from the point of view of the pilot, Capt. R. F. Adickes, chairman of the Air Line Pilots Assn. and Trans World Airlines New Plane Evaluation Committee, touched on ditching, NACA’s water inerting in a jet crash, and some performance factors.