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August 31, 1959

SAFETY

Cab Blames Instructor; Hector Dissents

BUSINESS FLYING

Cessna 210 Design Changes Add Speed, Controllability

AVIONICS

Dew Line Demonstrates Effectiveness

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SAFETY

Cab Blames Instructor; Hector Dissents

A Capital Airlines DC-3 crashed and burned near Martinsburg Airport, Martinsburg, W. Va., at 1358 on June 4, 1958, injuring the three occupants—an instructor and two pilot-trainees. One trainee, who was flying the aircraft at the time of the accident, died the following day of severe burns.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Cessna 210 Design Changes Add Speed, Controllability

Wichita, Kan.—Cessna 210, newest entry in the business airplane field, indicated during AVIATION WEEK evaluation here that it meets or exceeds all the specifications set down for the high performance single engine, high wing monoplane with retractable landing gear.

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AVIONICS

Dew Line Demonstrates Effectiveness

North of the Arctic Circle—“Nobody, including the Strategic Air Command, has yet been able to sneak an airplane through the DEW Line, and they won’t either,” according to Squadron Leader Keith Ball, Royal Canadian Air Force officer who commands one of six sectors in the radar picket line which stretches 3,000 mi. across the Arctic.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Canaveral Complex Will Remain Top U.s. Space Base

Cape Canaveral, Fla.—Air Force Missile Test Center’s position as the principal U. S. base for space exploration should be assured for the foreseeable future under expansion plans now under way. At present, the planning allows for as many as 11 more launching pads accommodating rocket engines with thrusts ranging from two million to as high as 10 million lb.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Turbojet Dh-121 Designed for Economy on Short Hauls

De Havilland claims its 75-97-passenger three-jet airliner has 10% seat-mile cost advantage.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Glennan Raps ‘exotic’ Space Predictions

NASA administrator warns against rapid advances in multi-project programs without manpower, funds.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Record of 707 Tops Piston Transports

Washington—Boeing 707 turbojet transport, after 10 months of operation in scheduled service, has achieved a performance record superior to that of the majority of the four-engine piston-powered aircraft now operating in trunkline and international scheduled service.

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MANAGEMENT

U. S. Urges Better Measuring Standards

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MANAGEMENT

Usaf, Navy Explain Boron Cancellation

Washington—Air Force and Navy spokesmen last week claimed that technical considerations outweighed budget problems in the two services’ cancellation of high energy boron fuel development programs. Rear Adm. Robert E. Dixon, chief of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics, told the House Committee on Science and Astronautics that a 1958 decision to shift emphasis from high performance attack and fighter aircraft to slower planes that would serve as platforms for high performance missiles resulted in a 75% reduction in Navy’s requirement for high energy fuels.

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MANAGEMENT

Navy Contracts

Washington—Following is a list of unclassified Contracts for $25,000 and over as released by U.S. Navy contracting offices: DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, Bureau of Aeronautics, Washington 25, D. C. Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Tex., conduct program to detect latent fatigue damage in metals and alloys, NOas 59-6202-c(AE-41-4741-9), $58,888.
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