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September 23, 1957

SAFETY

Appeal Cites Pilot’s Emergency Authority

SAFETY

Case of Caa Administrator Vs. Specht

EQUIPMENT

New Runway Barrier Design Details

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SAFETY

Appeal Cites Pilot’s Emergency Authority

Respondent, Leonard J. Specht, by his attorneys, appeals from the Initial Decision of the hearing examiner issued May 15, 1957, and states in support thereof that the examiner erred in the following: Examiner erred in misinterpreting and misapplying the emergency authority vested in the pilot-in-command.
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SAFETY

Case of Caa Administrator Vs. Specht

This proceeding involves a complaint filed on Feb. 19, 1957, by the Administrator of Civil Aeronautics against the respondent, Leonard J. Specht, a TWA Constellation plane commander. The complaint alleges that respondent committed various violations of the Civil Air Regulations and demonstrated a lack of the qualifications required of the holder of an airline transport pilot rating, and requests suspension or revocation of such rating.
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EQUIPMENT

New Runway Barrier Design Details

Woodbine, N. J.—Growing emphasis on runway overrun barriers for military —and possibly commercial—airfields is underlined by three recent barrier developments, primarily for military applications. The systems use entirely different energy-absorbing principles.

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Air Force to Continue R&d Cancellations

Fundamental research programs to get some relief; guidelines for all contractors expected soon.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Cab Fare Decision Draws Iata Fire

Statement reiterating CAB stand against fare hike raises ire of delegates to annual IATA meeting.

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Letters

Mr. H. L. Moxham of NAA is entirely too modest in his “soft-shell” of his company’s products (AW Sept. 2, p. 118). He neglected to expound the outstanding characteristics of the AJ, for example. I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for all of the experience I obtained in handling airborne emergencies in that abortion.
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6th Anglo-American Aeronautical Conference

Titanium Applications, Testing Appraised

Folkestone—Heated controversies on the applications of titanium and the testing of complete structures to destruction highlighted the sixth Anglo-American Aeronautical Conference here. First important presentation of user experience with titanium in the industry by Leo Schapiro and Emerson LaBombard of the Douglas Aircraft Co., kicked, off the most productive of the discussions.
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AVIONICS

Gases Provide Silent Power Source

Fuel cell which directly converts hydrogen and oxygen into electricity without combustion or moving parts, and operates at moderately low temperatures and at atmospheric pressure unlike earlier fuel cells, has been developed by National Carbon Co., division of Union Carbide Corp.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Short-haul, Cargo Lines Must Re-equip

Delft, The Netherlands—A decade of economic and technical consolidation in civil aviation that will see cargo carriers and short-haul operators acquiring the benefits and problems of new aircraft ordinarily associated with trunk lines was forecast here by Arthur Raymond, Douglas Aircraft Co. vice president of engineering.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

British Emphasize Reversers, Silencers

Farnborough—Alore thrust more quietly and possibly reversed was the dominant theme of the engine display at this 18th Society of British Aircraft Constructors exhibition. New Powerplants Half a dozen new powerplants shown for the first time included:

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