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April 20, 1959

MANAGEMENT

Power Airs Sac Deterrent Capability

BUSINESS FLYING

Unintentional Spin Causes Beech Crash

AIR TRANSPORT

Airlines Report Salary, Bonus Payments

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MANAGEMENT

Power Airs Sac Deterrent Capability

Mr. Mahon. General Power, we are pleased to have you present this morning with some of your staff. This committee, which is charged with the responsibility of recommending appropriations for the defense of the country has been probing into the capacity of the United States to strike back in the event of an attack upon us.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Unintentional Spin Causes Beech Crash

A Beechcraft: Travel Air, model 95, N 819B, owned by the Central Flying Service, Inc., Little Rock, Ark., spun to the ground 25 mi. northwest of Little Rock, Ark., July 22, 1958, killing all four occupants. There was no fire. Takeoff was from Adams Field, Little Rock Municipal Airport, Ark., about 11 a.m. with four men on board: Willis D. Hill, General Operations Safety Inspector, Civil Aeronautics Administration; James H. McClellan, a pilot who was to be flight checked for a twin-engine type rating; and two passengers, Howard K. Gilbert and Jesse T. Williams.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Airlines Report Salary, Bonus Payments

Washington—Following is a list of airline officer’s salaries, bonuses and indirect compensations, expenses and stock holdings for the year ending Dec. 31, 1958, as reported to the Civil Aeronautics Board. Trunk Airlines American Airlines Inc.—C. R. Smith, president and director, $85,000 salary and 40,500 shares of common stock;
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Space Trainer Simulates Hypersonic Orbit

Dallas—Critical areas of boost glide vehicle flight patterns have been studied here in an orbital navigation simulator developed by Chance Vought Aircraft, Inc., to explore the unknowns of manned hypersonic glider operation. In a two-month research program, this simulator has flown more than 200 flights in which pilots have gone through the orbital, re-entry and hypersonic glide phases of the boost-glide vehicle flight pattern.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Turboprops Boost Convair’s Capabilities

New York—Canadair 540—which is a blend of the Convair 440 airframe and two Napier 504A Eland 6 turboprop engines—should be a rugged and well-suited addition to local service operations. The mixture has produced a speed in excess of 300 mph., a 2,000-fpm.-plus rate of climb, and good single-engine and short-field capabilities, a flight evaluation by AVIATION WEEK showed.

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Space Technology

Discoverer II Orbital Attitude Controlled

Satellite maintained constant orientation in regard to earth until re-entry unit’s ejection shifted mass.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Efficiency of External Burning Studied

Washington—Steady burning of fuel along the external surfaces of hypersonic vehicles may be used to decrease drag, increase lift, replace conventional airbreathing engines and cool the entire vehicle. Wind tunnel tests performed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have shown that highly reactive fuels such as aluminum borohydride will burn continuously and stably on the outside of an aircraft at supersonic speeds.

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MANAGEMENT

Atwood Defends Weapon System Concept

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AIR TRANSPORT

Domestic Traffic May Hit Record Year

Best first quarter volume in history strengthens confidence in $3 billion re-equipment program.

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Space Technology

Nasa Reveals Mercury Pre-orbit Plans

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