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June 8, 1959

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Centrifuge Furthers X-15 Pilot Safety

FINANCIAL

Competition Tightens for Small Business

Space Technology

Jupiter Launch Precedes Primate Tests for Mercury

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Centrifuge Furthers X-15 Pilot Safety

Los Angeles—Details on findings gathered during three centrifuge programs run on the North American X-l5 rocket research vehicle, including aspects of acceleration and control parameters, were presented here recently. Centrifuge programs were run at Aviation Medical Accelerations Laboratory, Naval Air Development Center, johnsville, Pa.
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FINANCIAL

Competition Tightens for Small Business

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Space Technology

Jupiter Launch Precedes Primate Tests for Mercury

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Space Technology

Centrifuge Checks Orbital Pilot Stresses

Los Angeles—Centrifuge tests indicate that acceleration stresses on a pilot during launch and re-entry phases of orbital space flight will permit optimum performance if the pilot is provided with suitable controls and displays. This AVIATION WEEK pilot participated in a typical orbital acceleration profile which was run in a centrifuge at the University of Southern California here.

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MANAGEMENT

Congress Raps Industry Contract Costs

House group cuts funds, tells services to tighten management; Rep. Vinson scores ‘overpricing.’

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AIR TRANSPORT

Minetti’s Dissents Oppose Higher Fares

Washington—Recent dissent of G. Joseph Minetti in the Civil Aeronautics Board Six Carrier Mutual Aid Pact Case (AW May 25, p. 39) has focused industry attention on this Board member as the latest of the “great dissenters.” Since the first of the year, Minetti has filed a total of 22 dissents climaxed by a 25-page dissension that virtually challenges the majority’s legal findings in the mutual aid pact decision.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Locals’ Equity Financing Looms as Issue

Guaranteed Loan program is involved in CAB’s demand that local carriers broaden ownership.

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FINANCIAL

Martin Expands Facilities to Win Business

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AIR TRANSPORT

Salaries Reported By Cargo, Local Lines

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EDITORIAL

Jet Era Problems

(Operational problems the airlines and their pilots can expect to face as they move deeper into the jet era—and how they must be overcome—were recently outlined by Maj. Gen. Joseph D. Caldara, Air Force director of flight safety research, based upon the broad base of knowledge and experience USAF has gained thus far.
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