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November 18, 1957

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Blue Angels Do Serious Job for Navy

AVIONICS

Avionics Fights Its Own Silent War

FINANCIAL

Stock Transactions

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Blue Angels Do Serious Job for Navy

Pensacola, Fla.—Two serious naval aviation missions underlie the spectacular aerial showmanship of the Blue Angels flight demonstration team and explain sustained backing from high ranking officials for more than a decade, including lean budget years.

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AVIONICS

Avionics Fights Its Own Silent War

Exclusive Report on Countermeasures: Part I

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FINANCIAL

Stock Transactions

Washington—Acquisition of 216,817 Trans World Airlines common shares, including exercise of rights on 170,900 shares, by the Hughes Tool Co. for a holding of 5,169,101 has been reported by the Security and Exchange Commission. Pierre G. Desautels, officer, acquired 127 common shares through exercise of rights, for a holding of 254, Sidney Maestre, director, acquired 166 common shares through exercise of rights, for a holding 332, and A. D. Simpson acquired 100 common shares through exercise of rights for a holding of 334.
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HUMAN FACTORS

Medical Group Reports on Pilot Fitness

Los Angeles—Progress in understanding the human factors of flight in higher and faster spectra was outlined at the Third Annual Aviation Medicine Symposium here recently, sponsored by The University of California at Los Angeles Medical School and Medical Extension.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Killian Advocates Basic R&d Changes

Washington—Dr. James Rhyne Killian, Jr., new Special Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, believes the U. S. must make two basic changes in its approach to research and development: • It must strengthen coordination of scientific activities at the policymaking level.

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EQUIPMENT

Silicones in B-58 Resist Mach 2 Heat

Silicones, some of the most temperature-resistant plastics, are now substituting for other plastics on Mach 2 aircraft and are being investigated for intercontinental ballistic missile type nose cones. Silicones in the B-58 Hustler bomber enable non-metallic parts to withstand temperatures which begin to be critical for some metals.
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Flight Engineers Bid for Jet Age Role

Washington—Flight engineers are pinning their hopes for a jet-age future on a program that is sure to meet strong resistance from airline pilots. The growing conflict between the Flight Engineers’ International Assn.— a union representing about 90% of airline flight engineers—and the Air Line Pilots Assn, has been smoldering for three years.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Laboratory Studies Missile Reliability

El Cajon, Calif.—Operational requirements of today’s ballistic missiles and weapon systems have drastically changed conceptions of reliability standards. What once was the concern of a few engineers and inspectors has become an integral part of top management planning and a responsibility of management from top to bottom, according to Dr. Leslie Ball, technical director of Stellardyne Laboratories, Inc., and a consultant on reliability in electronic and missile components.

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EQUIPMENT

Hydraulic Fluids Resist 700f Effects

Waterford, N. Y.—Two newly-introduced high temperature silicone fluids will help the airframe industry push into the region of Mach 3—about 2,000 mph.—because of their ability to operate satisfactorily at temperatures up to 700F. One, primarily a hydraulic fluid— when integrated with high temperature hydraulic system developments as 700F prototype pumps being built by New York Air Brake Co. and 600F Viton A seals available from du Pont —promises a true breakthrough from the 350F-450F ceiling imposed on today’s hydraulic systems by temperaturelimited fluids, seals and components.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Man in Space Needed to Recapture Lead

U. S. scientists warn that satellites are not enough to overtake Soviet’s technical-propaganda lead.

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