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November 10, 1958

SAFETY

Bea Viscount Crash Is ‘unexplained’

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Army Helicopter Tests Stress Mobility

AVIONICS

Ferrite Cores Perform Logic Functions

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SAFETY

Bea Viscount Crash Is ‘unexplained’

At 15161 hr. on Oct. 23, 1957, the Viscount 802 aircraft G-AOJA (hereinafter called “the aircraft”) belonging to and operated by British European Airways Corp. (hereinafter referred to as “BEA”) took off from London Airport to fly to Belfast in pursuance of a special charter for which purpose a special flight designation 542A had been allotted.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Army Helicopter Tests Stress Mobility

Los Angeles—Main points of helicopter testing and training being conducted to advance the Army’s mobility were outlined by Col. John J. Tolson, assistant commandant, Fort Rucker, Ala., at the Fifth Annual Western Forum of the American Helicopter Society here.
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AVIONICS

Ferrite Cores Perform Logic Functions

Menlo Park, Calif.—A new and unusual technique for using magnetic cores to perform computer logic functions is being studied by engineers of the Stanford Research Institute under the sponsorship of the Burroughs Corp. Research Center.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Space Biological Research Tests Need Instrument Improvement

San Antonio—Faced with limitations in size, weight and available techniques, medical electronics specialists are working hard to improve the instrumentation used to measure the physiological condition of space travelers. In spite of some recent developments, the state of the art in instrumentation for biological research on both man and the lower animals in isolated environments is fairly rudimentary.

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AVIONICS

Simulation Facilitates Integrating Bomarc Control Into Sage System

Dallas—Simulation designed to give a better understanding of the problems of integrating Bomarc control into the Sage system was discussed here by D. W. Ladd and E. W. Wolf of Lincoln Laboratory at the National Simulation Conference of the Institute of Radio Engineers.
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Letters

Too Much on 707? Being a faithful reader of your magazine, which I feel is the best of its kind on the market, I feel gives me the right to make the following complaint. I can’t help thinking that much publicity is given to the Boeing 707 and very little to competitive jet aircraft.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Three-turbine McDonnell 120 Shows Crane Ability

Ft. Belvoir, Va.—Triple-turbine powered lightweight McDonnell Model 120 helicopter is aimed at providing Army ground troops in battle areas with a versatile low-maintenance flying crane having a maximum useful load to empty weight ratio of 1.5:1 while also featuring engine-out safety.

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MANAGEMENT

Navy Warfare Simulator Trains Officers

Newport, R. I.—Officer students attending the Naval War College here are being trained to make the complex command decisions of modern nuclear warfare by means of a highly realistic Navy Electronic Warfare Simulator that went into operation last week.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Local Carriers Favor New Subsidy Plan

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AIR TRANSPORT

Cab Approves Two-year Plan in Pan American, National Pact

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