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September 8, 1958

SAFETY

High Closure Rate Caused Midair Crash

AVIONICS

Moon Reflectivity Described at Wescon

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Area Rule Concept Fits Convair’s 600 to Meet Jet Age Problems

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SAFETY

High Closure Rate Caused Midair Crash

On April 21, 1958, about 0830, an Air Force F-100F and a United Air Lines DC-7 collided at 21,000 ft. over a position about nine miles southwest of the Las Vegas VOR station. The position was on Victor Airway 8 about 1¾ miles to the right (southeast) of the centerline.
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AVIONICS

Moon Reflectivity Described at Wescon

Los Angeles—Subjects ranging from reflection characteristics of the moon as they affect earth-moon-earth communications systems to handy short cuts in engineering report writing, covering the breadth of the electronic and avionic-arts, have been presented in technical papers delivered here at the Western Electronic Show and Convention.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Area Rule Concept Fits Convair’s 600 to Meet Jet Age Problems

San Diego—Convair has taken advantage of recent technical developments to ensure that its Model 600 jet transport will not face speed obsolescence, a factor which most often dictates replacement of major portions of airline fleets.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Farnborough Emphasizes Letup in British Air Pace

Farnborough—There were no scientific surprises at this nineteenth Society of British Aircraft Constructors flying display and exhibition. There were aircraft and missiles new in the sense that they had never been shown publicly before: a few missile and test vehicles, a couple of helicopters, the Fairey Rotodyne and the Blackburn NA. 39 low-level naval attack fighter.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Text of Port Authority’s ‘my Dear Colleague’ Letter

My Dear Colleague: John Wiley and I had long meetings on July 15, first with American Airlines and then with Pan American World Airways, to review and discuss the grim airport problems brought about by the excessive external noise of the Boeing 707 and the failure of their noise-suppressor program to bring the fully loaded 707 down to tolerable levels of neighborhood noise.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Hope for Jet Noise Compromise Shaken

Favorable industry report, N. Y. Port Authority executive director’s letter touch off controversy.

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Letters

Charter Flights May I congratulate Rolf Wild on his timely letter “Group Air Travel” (AW July 28, p. 94). Let me say that I concur fully with practically every detail of the story. Recently a good friend of mine took one of these group trips. Naturally, it was not the Douglas DC-7 of a scheduled airline, which was promised, but a Douglas DC-4 of a non-sked.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Domestic Lines Battle Qantas Route Bid

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EDITORIAL

A Decade of Farnborough

It is just ten years since Farnborough Airdrome became the showcase for the British aviation industry and the Society of British Aircraft Constructors flying display crystallized into its present format. With the roar of the turbojets and rockets of 1958 vintage aircraft still ringing in our ears and the warm hospitality of the striped caravans a pleasantly fresh memory, it seems appropriate to look back over the decade-long history of this remarkable aviation tradition and the industry it serves.

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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

Facilities for the production of advanced missiles and aircraft for NATO countries will be established in Europe and financed by the Defense Department if present plans are carried out. A European delegation is expected to visit the U. S. in the near future to inspect production facilities and meet Pentagon officials in conferences in an effort to determine which types should be produced in Europe.

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