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July 21, 1958

SAFETY

Turbulence, Pilot Control Action Blamed in P-38 Photoplane Crash

MANAGEMENT

Stever Proposes Ardc Reorganization

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Support May Become Key Missile Role

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SAFETY

Turbulence, Pilot Control Action Blamed in P-38 Photoplane Crash

At 1303,1 August 23, 1957, a P-38L, N 69902, crashed about 1½ miles south of the Greater Pittsburgh Airport, Pittsburgh, Pa. The aircraft, owned and operated by Hycon Aerial Surveys, was totally destroyed as a result of the crash and ensuing fire.
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MANAGEMENT

Stever Proposes Ardc Reorganization

Washington—Explicit changes in organization, management philosophy, financial procedures and personnel policies for Air Force research and development programs recommended by the ad hoc Stever committee would alter the command and mission of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Development, and the Air Research and Development Command.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Support May Become Key Missile Role

Soaring costs of ground support equipment are spurring a major evolution in the missile industry that threatens to topple the missile from its preeminent position in program planning. From the usual situation of devising and adapting a ground support environment to fit a missile, weapons experts soon may be forced to design missiles to fit a predetermined environment.

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Space Technology

Naca Prepares for Expanded Mission in Space Age

Moffett Field, Calif.—National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics’ week of great change was marked by a display of its already extensive space research efforts at the triennial inspection of Ames Aeronautical Laboratory here last week.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Economy Critical in Mach 3 Transport

Washington—Aircraft industry studies indicate that a Mach 3 commercial transport not only is feasible with respect to structural design and propulsion requirements, but that seat mile costs may be substantially lower than with subsonic jets.
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AVIONICS

New Antenna Shape Vies with Parabola

Garden City, L. I.—Familiar parabolic antennas used in radar, tropospheric and ionospheric forward scatter communications may face serious competition from a new antenna technique said to offer similar performance for smaller size, less weight and appreciably reduced cost.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Navy Strives to Improve Asw Tactics

With Task Force ALFA—Task Force ALFA is working to blend aircraft, destroyers, submarines and airships into an integrated, effective anti-submarine weapon. ALFA first put to sea in April with specific instructions to improve the organization, technology, tactics, doctrine, weapons and equipment employed in anti-submarine warfare.

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Letters

I have been looking over the copy of AVIATION WEEK in which the 19th edition of “Air Transport Facts and Figures” appears (April 21). I want to congratulate you on the fine reproduction job and while I know that in the past you have done a fine job, I think with this edition—which marks the third year of AVIATION WEEK using “Facts and Figures” as an insert— you have done the best job of all.
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Space Technology

Naca Wins Approval as Space Agency

Capitol Hill approves proposal for nation’s first space agency; nucleus to be established by NACA.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Idlewild Moves Toward Automation

New York—Steps toward automation of air traffic control will be taken here this month when New York’s Air Route Traffic Control Center makes the first operational installation of a computer for this use. The Remington Rand UNIVAC Model 1 file computer is expected to be in service in October.

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