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April 27, 1959

BUSINESS FLYING

Mark 20-a Shows Good Aileron Control

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Swedish Planes Stand Alert Below Ground

Space Technology

Bids Readied for Arpa Satellite Designs

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BUSINESS FLYING

Mark 20-a Shows Good Aileron Control

Dallas—Mooney Aircraft’s single-engine, four-place Mark 20-A is a high-performance “aileron” airplane that shows excellent stability and control from a cruise speed of 181 mph. through slow flight and power-off stall at 55 mph. The Mark 20-A is powered by a four-cylinder Lycoming O360-A1A rated at 180 hp. at 2,700 rpm. at takeoff.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Swedish Planes Stand Alert Below Ground

Air Base F18, Sweden—Pilots and planes of the Royal Swedish Air Force stand alerts in the underground hangars blasted out of the deep strata of solid granite here. This base, partly buried under the rolling land near Tullinge, 16 mi. south of Stockholm, is home for the 18th Day Fighter Wing (Kungl. Södertörns Flygflottilj).

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Space Technology

Bids Readied for Arpa Satellite Designs

Washington—Several dozen companies are expected to bid this week for design of the first of three basic types of active communication satellites to be developed by Defense Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency. Awards for two other types of communication satellites are expected within several months.

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AVIONICS

Usaf Launches Molectronics Program

Washington—Major new program in molecular electronics, called “molectronics” for short, aimed at developing a fundamentally new approach to avionic equipment design and construction has just been launched at Westinghouse Electric Corp. by Air Force’s Air Research & Development Command.

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AIR TRANSPORT

American Sets Transport Disposal Pace

New York—Plans for disposition of American Airlines’ piston fleet indicate the critical roles of selectivity and timing are likely to play in the used aircraft market as more airlines release airplanes in line with their jet equipment programs.

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Space Technology

Usaf Considering Moon Base By 1968

Industry members brief Ballistic Missile Division on operational requirements of earth-moon-earth trip.

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Letters

I have just read your “Business Flying’s Future” editorial (AW April 6, p. 21) with understandable interest and appreciation. The closing paragraph could well be taken as a succinct statement of this association’s reason for existence and continued growth.
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Gross Details Lockheed Expansion Plans

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Potential of Ground Effect Vehicles Studied By Defense Department

Washington—Increased interest being given to the military potentials of ground effect vehicles that ride on cushions of air (AW Jan. 12, p. 74), Defense Department officials recently told the House Committee on Science and Astronautics.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Northwest Wins Round in Boac Battle

CAB examiner proposes denial of British carrier’s bid for Tokyo stop on its around-the-world route.

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